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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:06 pm    Post subject: Rekishi Dokouhon: Saitou section and old picReply with quote

My copy of Rekishi Dokouhon December - Shinsengumi Women issue came in. So I thought I'd flip over the Saitou page and confirm what's in it. I have to say it's rather bare. It touches the Geisha in Shimabara, Yaso and Tokio. It doesn't even give the name of this "Geisha" although from what I know her name is Aioi. The thing is she was actually a "Tayu" (orian) in Shimabara and had moved on to Gion as a Geisha.

We get the usual Tokio story too, nothing most of us don't already know. She was a secretary to Teruhime, cut Yaeko's hair when Yaeko went out to do battle. Had 3 sons, etc.

I thought that by reading this article I'd get a bit more. Perhaps an explanation on why it had said the theory that Saitou was made to marry Tokio by the Kurasawa to save her from hardship. But I come to find out it's all based on a telling of Kyouko who said that Tokio's life was hard. I didn't find that enough reason considering the whole life in Tonami was hard and Kikuchi (author) did not seem to know Kurasawa's relation to Yaso and Shichiro Ueda. If he/she did, I doubt she'd have presented that type of theory. It is also here that a statement about Yaso's death came out. He said "I -heard- she died in 1876", and it stops there. No reason or explanation whatsoever. I guess that's where everybody else got the idea she died that year (which I still question).

There is of course the other theory of sickness, where some sort of disease went through Tonami and I'm still on the hunt for it. I have an inkling it's in this book. I've read some parts of it but since it's a long story, I've kind of stopped for now. It does have a rather "cheery" Saitou and judging from the preliminary paragraphs I did, it IS a fictional novel.

Do I sound disappointed? Yes I am... It took me a long time to get this Rekishi Dokouhon book and a couple of hours transcribing it. I was hoping for something more substantial. That's all.

Well anyway I think I'll look more into the other articles. It seems to be a compilation of many different authors and perhaps can be used as a start to the other shinsengumi members and their "women relations".

Oh... And here is a picture of Fujita Goro. I'm sure you've seen this all before. He's the guy in the center with a moustache. It's in this December issue, although it has been published in a Japanese blog elsewhere before.

Fujita Goro is in the center, old man with a moustache
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