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Akai Rosoku to Ningyo

Akai Rosoku to Ningyo by Mimei Ogawa
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Akai Rosoku to Ningyo by Mimei Ogawa is a beautiful and haunting story that blends elements of traditional Japanese folklore with a modern twist. The author's writing style is lyrical and evocative, drawing readers into a world where reality and fantasy intertwine. The characters are richly drawn and relatable, each struggling with their own desires and fears.

The central metaphor of the red candle and the doll is both mysterious and poignant, serving as a symbol of the characters' inner turmoil and the choices they must make. The pacing of the story is slow and deliberate, allowing the reader to savor each moment and immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the tale.

Overall, Akai Rosoku to Ningyo is a captivating read that will linger in the reader's mind long after the final page is turned. Highly recommended for fans of magical realism and Japanese literature.

Book Description:
Red Candles and a Mermaid, the masterpiece of OGAWA Mimei (1882-1961) appeared on The Newspaper Tokyo-Asahi in 1921. A mermaid was raised by an elderly couple. She painted on candles and made their business prosper. But the couple became greedy and sold their daughter to a circus.

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