Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Road of Reconsideration

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Road of Reconsideration

危険度: 高

Threat Level: High

遭遇する妖怪: 幽霊、亡霊他

Encounterable Youkai: Ghosts, Spirits etc.


Going past the Forest of Magic and then further, one will come to a small hidden road.


If one were to precede along this road, then after overcoming some difficulties, one will eventually reach Muenzuka.


When autumn comes around, the road becomes completely covered with Higan Flowers, dyeing the road a bright red.


Muenzuka is a graveyard for those without relatives and those who comitted suicide in the outside world, a place where there's a great deal of aimless wandering and many who've lost their way.


This area is a place where even the humans living on the furtherest outskirts of Gensokyo never approach, as before one is aware of it, it can become place where a connection can easily be made to the outside world(*37).


As those who've committed suicide walk along this path when it is covered with Higan Flowers, the toxins will swirl around their bodies, something wonderous yet unpleasant takes place, in that their will to survive will swell and surge.


And thus, for the sake of pushing onwards once more, they will turn and retrace their steps.


This is why this road has been called the "Road of Reconsideration".


Once again, this road is a place where encountering a human from the outside world is very likely.


Because of this, there are also nasty youkai who lie in wait, hoping for a meal.


To have gone to the trouble of enduring the struggles of reconsideration, and just when one is thinking about maybe once again trying their best, only to end up being carried off by a youkai; this does not result in any kind of reparation or restitution(*38).

*37 冥界とも繋がりやすく、ここは結界の交点となっている。

37: Connections to the realms of the dead are also easily established here, as this is a place where several boundaries overlap and intersect.

*38 妖怪は、落ち込んでいる者や、恨みを抱く者、犯罪者等が大好物。ここにはそんな人間も多くやってくる。

38: For youkai, depressed people, spiteful people bearing grudges, or criminals, etc. are their most favorite foods. Here there are plenty of those kinds of people.