Am also rereading Phantom Moon 1, perfect reading for this perfect weather; and wondering again what those ambiguous lines of dialogue mean. ('Last night you saw me dasu (put out, lay out, occasionally 'give') /everything/' says the okami-san to Yosaburou, when frankly *I* saw her do nothing of the sort and in fact did not see her at all in the preceding pages. This anent her ghostly visitor in a hat that I'd like some more information on-- the one who shows up on
ETA: Ah, OK. Guy in a hat is the manifestation of some kind of bad vibe that the okami-san ushers out of her house on a regular basis, the better to clear the atmosphere. But why does Yosaburo say he only comes on days with an 8 in them, when we see him leaving on what is evidently two consecutive evenings? The passage of time in Ima Ichiko is a dicey thing, but she definitely says 'last night.'
(I follow weather stats. A number of the record lows in summer were during the late 60s and early 70s. Now I see why people were worried about global cooling back then. Worrisome to me is that my reflexes say 1975 was twenty-five years ago. I have misplaced not merely the five years I was in Japan, but a whole flipping decade from my time sense.)