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"How about it, Aoyama?" Kyojun continued. "The Hida assignment may be a bit
beneath your abilities but why don't you give it a try?" Hanzo felt that the post in
Hida, rather than being beneath him, was the granting of a long-standing wish.
Six years had passed since he set out from home to make a new way for himself,
going first to Tokyo to work at the ministry of religion and then to Hida. Now at last
he was rejoining his wife and children. Sota, his heir, was twenty-one years old ...
In the mountains of Hida, the tears that had been dammed up in him over a
lifetime overflowed from the depths of his being. They were the kind of tears that
shatter a man. He hid himself away in his lodgings next door to Rokusaburo's
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review