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In others it follows the banks of the Kiso river, far above the stream. Elsewhere it
winds around a ridge and into another valley. All of it runs through dense forest.
The eleven Kiso post stations are scattered along the bottom of the Kiso valley ...
The seven hundred porters regularly in service in the Kiso valley were insufficient
and another thousand or so had to be brought in from the villages in the Ina
district that were responsible for such emergency services. Two hundred twenty-
people of the Kiso valley never ceased to appeal this decision. However arrogant
Motoyama Moritomo might be, they maintained that he simply could not carry out
such a brutal policy. There was little arable land in the Kiso, agriculture was ...
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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