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Author: Saotome Mitsugu

  • Okei : a girl from the provinces

    Set in the midst of samurai warfare in the mountainous region of Aizu in the late 19th century, Okei recounts the coming of age of a young peasant girl, who falls desperately in love with the fierce warrior Sanasuma Kingo, only to learn that the world she inhabits has no place for love.