Tanuki Scroll LIX: 猫絵十兵衛
Read today’s Hyakumonogatari, from Yamagata prefecture!
About a candy seller who’s also an artist (and specialises in drawing cats!) comes across an abandoned town with one sole survivor, a girl who says the entire town was eaten by a giant mouse. The artist draws a super realistic picture of some cats and waits for the giant mouse to appear, when it does the cats are released from the drawing ニャーン！
All the cats come racing at the giant mouse but it is too powerful and it eats the cats. So the artist draws more cats ニャン、ニャン、ニャーン！ and at last they defeat the big mouse of doom.
The girl is all like: “You saved me! お嫁にもらってください ”
十兵衛: [[いや、わたしには、可愛い妻も子もいます。]] Say in a super movie accent for additional effect
But to say thanks she buys all the candy he has and turns it into a huge oval-mountain of candy… annnnd it’s just a dream … oh
The girl’s described as having round cat like eyes, and she seems to have a fondness for round things… I think 十兵衛 be having dreams about catgirls
☆ Learnings ☆
カランコロン ー Clip-clop (of shoes, like geta) (onomatopoeia)
まん丸「まんまる also: 真ん丸」ー Perfect circle
オイオイ ー Can be like “oy oy, wait a minute”, but here it’s onomatopoeia for crying: waaa! or boohoo!
残った「のこった」ー Remaining; Leftover
くんくん ー Sniff sniff (onomatopoeia)
This sums it up perfectly!
Everyone’s done really well this challenge! There’s been a lot of successes this time, like first novels read, and it’s so great to see - congrats to everyone who has taken part!
It’s been fun reading everyone’s updates, and seeing the variety of media that everyone’s been reading. Looking forward to the spring thread, and seeing you all there
Thanks again @windupbird for hosting, and for sharing all the cute stuff so much cute stuff