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Opera: Mimi Nashi Houichi

Last week, I got a chance to see the opera of 耳なし芳一 (Mimi Nashi Houichi). One of my first posts on this blog was a translation of the story, which originally appeared in print in Lafcadio Hearn’s collection of Japanese ghost stories Kwaidan 怪談.

When I told people I was going to see this opera, one of the first things they’d say is, “Well, you know Koizumi Yakumo isn’t Japanese, right?”

Who?

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