Nov 10th, 2021
This week’s story is a Japanese fairy tale called Shippeitaro. The story begins by introducing us to a young samurai warrior, Chõshirõ, who has wealth, good looks, healthy parents, peaceful life, but missing is the adventure. His machismo seeks adventure and he finds himself saving a girl from sacrifice. The story has some anti-cat rhetoric thrown in but what is not thrown in the romance between Chõshirõ and the girl he saves. This is a good surprise for a fairy tale, but anyone who goes around killing cats is no hero of mine.