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Short Stories Ⅰ

■ Short Stories
Ten Nights of Dreams - The First Night:Soseki Natsume
The Nighthawk Star:Kenji Miyazawa
The Woman of the Snow from Kwaidan:Lafcadio Hearn (Yakumo Koizumi)
TAKASEBUNE:The Boat on the Takase River:Ogai Mori
A Mountain Bird from Small Pieces of Long Days:Soseki Natsume
A Persimmon from Small Pieces of Long Days:Soseki Natsume

■ Essays
Sushi:Rosanjin Kitaoji

■ Translations
THE BLACK CAT:Edgar Allan Poe

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百年ひゃくねん っていて ください」 と

おんな は った。

 百年ひゃくねん:one hundred years  つ:wait

The dreamer sits at the bedside of a woman who says she is dying. Because of the warm color in her lips and cheeks, he questions, several times, if she truly is dying. After confirming that she must indeed die, the woman asks a favor. After she dies, he should dig her grave with a large shell, mark it with a fragment of fallen star, and wait at its side a hundred years for her return.


Short Stories Ⅱ

■ Short Stories
Gauche the Cellist:Kenji Miyazawa
The Hell Screen:Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Ten Nights of Dreams - The Second Night:Soseki Natsume
Cat Memorial from Small Pieces of Long Days:Soseki Natsume
A Letter to My Children:Takeo Arishima

■ Translations
Sherlock Holmes:THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN:Arthur Conan Doyle

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Short Stories Ⅲ

■ Old Stories of Japan
Urashima Taro

■ Short Stories
The Nose:Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Ten Nights of Dreams - The Third Night:Soseki Natsume
Ten Nights of Dreams - The Fourth Night:Soseki Natsume
The Restaurant of Many Orders:Kenji Miyazawa
The Twins - Confession of Murder:Ranpo Edogawa
Mona Lisa:Soseki Natsume

■ Real Japanese Essays
Udon Noodles:Roppa Furukawa
Rice:Rosanjin Kitaoji

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Japanese Short Stories
Soseki Natsume

Japanese Short Stories written by Soseki Natsume
なつめ そうせき[1867-1916](Wikipedia)

■ Buncho (Paddybird)
■ Ten Nights of Dreams
The First Night
The Second Night
The Third Night
The Fourth Night
■ Small Pieces of Long Days
Cat Memorial
A Mountain Bird
A Persimmon
Mona Lisa

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百年ひゃくねん っていて ください」 と

おんな は った。

 百年ひゃくねん:one hundred years  つ:wait

The dreamer sits at the bedside of a woman who says she is dying. Because of the warm color in her lips and cheeks, he questions, several times, if she truly is dying. After confirming that she must indeed die, the woman asks a favor. After she dies, he should dig her grave with a large shell, mark it with a fragment of fallen star, and wait at its side a hundred years for her return.


The Tale of Genji(げんじ ものがたり)
Murasaki Shikibu

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KIRITSUBO
きりつぼ

The emperor loved Kiritsubo. She bore the emperor a beautiful son Genji. But she suffered greatly from the insults of jealous competitors. Kiritsubo fell ill.

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Japanese Short Stories

The Tattooer(いれずみ)
Junichiro Tanizaki(たにざき じゅんいちろう)

He is the famous tattooer. He is looking for the most beautiful woman in the world to draw the tattoo on her back.
Junichiro Tanizaki was the famous author in Japan. This novel is important to study Japanese culture.

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Run, Melos, Run(はしれ メロス)
Osamu Dazai(だざい おさむ)

Melos runs to the city. He encounters many tribulations, such as the overflowing of the river and attacks by bandits. But he runs for his close friend and his death.

かれ は はしる。

日没にちぼつ まで に

か なければならない。

 かれ:he はしる:run

 日没にちぼつ:susnset く:arrive なければならない:must

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