Literary walks in Kansai

Shin’ichi walked ahead, crossing the stepping-stones in the pond, which were known as “marsh-crossing” stones. (…) “I wish I could carry you across.” “I’d be impressed… if you could!” (Kawabata, The Old Capital)
Mt. Kinugasa, left of the bamboo trees and over the temple’s roof; tea room on the mound, across the lake.
…he slipped beneath the floor of the hall. There was a portable clay stove inside the crawlspace. On top of it was a screen grill used for toasting rice cakes. Strewn here and there were the bones of the carp that Jinen had speared with the bamboo blade and eaten when hungry. (Minakami Tsutomu, Temple of the Wild Geese)

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