Monday, March 28, 2011

Kabu no Isaki chapter 11

I think this is my favorite chapter so far.

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We find ourselves in Kawagoe this chapter, which lies roughly 50 miles (80 km) north of the Miura peninsula, as the crow flies (in our world). Multiply those figures by ten and the trip becomes quite long; the Cub has a quoted range of 460 miles and a cruise speed of 115 mph.

There's a bit of a pun in the noodle shop's name: Isa Soba. Thanks go to a Japanese blog that pointed out how there's a lake in Kawagoe called Lake Isa. "Soba" can mean "buckwheat noodles" but it's also a homonym for "next to."

A lot of food gets mentioned in this chapter: eggplant tempura, squid tempurasoba zenzai, awamori, sata andagi, soba karinto. Damn, I get hungry just thinking about it.


Anonymous said...

Great chapter.

I wish I could kiss you over the internet in a totally non-gay way.

Anonymous said...

The ambience of this chapter is exactly as I like it: nocturnal, isolated, quiet and cozy... I love it.
Thank you so much!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Been waiting for this. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Dude, thank you so much for doing this stuff. Just so you know it means a lot for some people out there.

Nexist said...

Thank you for taking on this project. I had despaired of ever getting to finish reading it.