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“There was something mystical lurking behind the glass of the train window.
I could feel it.
I had read the folklore. Foxes that protected rice storehouses, and white mice that emerged during the disasters that formed the world. Mirrors, magical swords, and curved jewels like commas. Deer herds that played messengers for the gods.
Not gods. Kami.
Local legends about the spirits—souls?—of animals, trees, and waterfalls. Souls that wandered through villages, and now the streets of Tokyo and Osaka.
Tokyo was eight hours away, Nagoya two hours away. We were buried in the wilderness, dark trees and snow drifts, barreling through the countryside in a local train towards a valley in the mountains. A place called Snow Country.”