commentary: からす天狗 (crow tengu)

Hiroi Michiaki: This is… What was this? Ah. The crow tengu.

Mrs Hiroi: Yeah.

Hiroi: The children of the tengu hang paper lanterns and go out as messengers. And here, the lanterns are balanced. And it’s diagonal like this. And here, some years ago, in a junior high art–

Mrs Hiroi: Yeah.

Hiroi: It was printed in a school textbook, you know, this was. Umm about three years [ago], and I received royalties.

Mrs Hiroi: Yeah.

Hiroi: Once a year, well, every year around December I received some [royalties]. 50,000 yen or 60,000 yen. Heh heh heh.

Mrs Hiroi: Yeah. I don’t remember how many hundred yen.

Hiroi: Spending money. Heh heh heh. I received it for about three years. And it was published in a textbook and junior high schools all over the country; it was published in some grade level’s art textbooks.


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