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rain divides the horses back…

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In the heavy evening heat of early August, Kiku and Miko-chan were sitting on the front steps of the Bamboo Bathhouse, listening to the sounds of the street, when they...

the hawk studies and learns…

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On the morning of 17th July, Kiku and Miko-chan found Boss Panda looking at the calendar on the kitchen wall, which had a picture of a large bird on it....

the kamakiri

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Kiku was having an afternoon nap on the engawa (verandah) in the Bamboo Bathhouse garden when he was woken by Miko-chan’s high-pitched shrieks. “Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Kiku-san!!!!! What are these things????” Rising...

a frog sings his song…

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One day in early May, Kiku and Miko-chan had gone along with Boss Panda to the White Crow Sake Brewery, to help with the current stage of sake making. The...