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Bunbunmaru Newspaper

第百二十三季 文月の二

Season 123 (2008), 2nd of Fumitsuki (July)


The Hakurei Shrine Fall Down


The celestial who have accepted the rebuilding


At the Xth day of the Xth month before daylight, the Hakurei Shrine had collapsed due to a local earthquake.


But strangely, there have been no observations of the earthquake which will cause the collapse of the shrine. We can only know the occurrence of the quake from the witness made by the shrine maiden, Reimu Hakurei.


"I felt a strong quake that was like thrusting me up. In a moment the shrine fell down like its roof was dropping!"


The shrine did not seem to be pressured by a strong force from the outside, nor did it not looked like it was destroyed by a power other than an earthquake. There were no large scale crack, or fault on sight nearby. Perhaps it was a work done by a relativity small giant catfish.


The shrine had its roof simply fell down so it would not be a hard work to rebuild, which was fortunate for the shrine to be a relativity old building. Although, perhaps the same thing will just repeat again, even if they do the restoration but not finding out the reason of the collapse. What I am trying to say is, this quake trouble has a concern of a cause made by an artificial factor.


In fact there was an action taking place while I was writing this article. The one who has taken on the rebuilding of the shrine had appeared. And that one is from heaven it is said ......


It is not that I am doubting everything, but a celestial who would accept the rebuilding popping out right after the quake only destroying the shrine; I must say this story is sounding a bit too good. It would do a serious damage to Gensokyo if something happens to the shrine.


I have taken as much as pictures that I can take of the destroyed shrine. We have the ones who are skilled at building among our colleges. I can only hope that the situation which they would become useful would not be happening ......

(射命丸 文)

(Aya Shameimaru)


1. ^  Original sentence has a misprinting "人為的要因によってに引き起こされた".