Kasyo no Yume -- Toei
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 2001
= gÃË Koukashou =
Taiki, hand in hand with Seirai, went inside to take a look. Crossing the middle garden, they saw a shrine, but there was nobody inside as well. However, it didnft seem deserted; it was neatly cleaned, and brand-new incense and flowers were offered on the altar where the ancestry was worshipped.
Taiki, with no particular reason, headed west and walked towards the
North Palace. He crossed the corridor, went into another middle garden,
looked around, and stopped his tracks as he entered the garden of the
hThere are fields.h
gRen was said to have civil war just a while
ago, right? Was the situation so bad that they needed to grow vegetables
within the castle?h
In any case, Taiki held Seiraifs hands as he walked down the footpaths between the vegetable fields, which were right next to the gorgeous garden of shrubbery. Passing a building corner, they saw distinctively arranged fields extending from their feet. They walked down the neatly aligned footpaths, and reached a corner where low trees lined up in perfect order. That was most likely the scene of an orchard.
gExcuse me for interrupting.h
gI am so sorry to come inside without permission. We are searching for
people. Well, nobody is around at the gates, so...h
gI am very sorry to interrupt your work, but are there anybody who can introduce us to the emperor? I... I come from the Kingdom of Tai, and my name is Taiki.h
Oh, the man gave a friendly smile on his face.
gWell, may I ask who you are?h