"I' caught a cold on a moonlight night!"

Eiji Yoshikawa



The title is followed by “Being blasé about the world but not about men -- being blasé about men but not about love --  was her real feeling. The cold she had caught on the moonlight night became worse." From a newspaper novel “Naruto Secret Book” that started at the end of the Taisho Era. An open-hearted, bewitching female pickpocket Otsuna falls in love with a dashing Zen priest while on the roads. Wondering about the disturbance of her heart and if she's got senile, she talks to herself like this. There is latitude in sophisticated words. And there is a spirit more than that.


"July 22  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"