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Article[edit]

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第百二十季 如月の一
Season 120, Kisaragi issue #1 (est. 2005/03/10 ~ 2005/04/09)
真冬の満月、大爆発
The Midwinter Moon's Great Explosion
雪のように月の欠片降り注ぐ
A flurry of moon fragments
○月○日、夜空に浮かぶ満月が音もなく大爆発していた事が判った。大きな事件だが、夜遅くだったので意外と気が付いていない人が多い。 On X the Xth,[1] I became aware that the moon had suddenly and silently exploded. Although this was a major event, it occurred so late at night that most people never realized it happened.
満月は静かに拡散し、月の光を蓄えたまま無数の欠片が地上に降り注いだ。しばらくして欠片は霧のように細かくなり、再び集まって元通りの満月となった。それほど長い時間ではなかった上に、真夜中で音もなかった為、その非現実的で幻想的な光景を見ることが出来た人は幸運である。一体何が起こったのかを調べるべく、情報を集めたところ、月を爆発させた者に接触することが出来た。 The moon quietly scattered out across the sky, and its countless glimmering fragments descended to the Earth. Before long, the fragments thinned out like mist, and then gathered together again to reform the full moon. Since this happened silently over a very short period of time in the middle of the night, it was a stroke of the greatest fortune to bear witness to this fantastically unreal spectacle. Setting out to find out what had happened, I was able to gather enough information to allow me to make contact with the individual who caused the moon to explode.
事件を起こした者は、伊吹萃香(鬼)。彼女は非常に酔っぱらっている様に見えたが、今回の事件について質問をすると流暢に話し始めた。 That individual was Suika Ibuki (oni). She appeared to be extraordinarily drunk, but she spoke quite lucidly when I interviewed her about this incident.

「月? あぁあれは単なる脅しよ脅し。みんなで面白がって、鬼は外、鬼は外って言うもんだから、ちょっと脅かしてみただけよ。流石に驚いてたみたいだけどねぇ」

"The moon? Ah, that's just a bit of a threat. Everyone looked like they were havin' so much fun, saying 'oni, stay outside' over and over again, so I thought I'd give 'em a little warnin'. Sure surprised the fire out of ya, didn't it?"

私も驚いたので一緒にいた人も驚いたに違いない。また、どうやって月を爆発させたのかも聞いてみた。 Indeed it did, as I'm sure anyone would be. I then asked her how she'd made the moon explode.

「目に映る空に浮かぶ月って、一体なんだと思う? みんな、まあるいアレを見て丸い何かがそこにあると思っているでしょう? そこが愚かなのよ。本物はもっと畏れ多いもの。直截その姿を見せることは殆ど無いし、人間にも毒にもなる。月は何かに映った姿しか見せないのよ。映った姿は湖に映る月、硝子に映る月、全て砕くことが出来るでしょう?空の月も天蓋に映って居るだけだから、天を割れば幾らでも砕くことが出来るのよ~」

"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be somethin' up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more mind-blowin' than that. You can almost never see the real moon, 'cause its appearance is deadly to humans. You can only see the moon's reflection. And the things that make reflections, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? So since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, all you gotta do is tear the heavens apart!"

どうやって月を砕いたかは判ったが、どうやって天蓋を割ったのかは不明のままだった。ただ、鬼の力は想像を絶するものである。天蓋を割る事くらい朝飯前なのかもしれない。 I understood how she'd broken the moon, but it was unclear how she'd managed to shatter the heavens. Still, the power of the oni defies imagination. They can probably shatter the heavens with their eyes closed and one hand tied behind their back.
(射命丸文) (Aya Shameimaru)

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天狗ノ麦飯 滋養強壮・疲労回復・大人ノオヤツニ Tengu's Rice with Barley - for a nutritional supplement, recovery, or a snack for adults

Interview[edit]

Illustration by Tateha.

Suika

お酒~

Fill 'er up!

Aya

さっきから呑んでばっかりですね

You've been drinking all day now.

Suika

さっきから? もう何百年も前から呑み続けているわよ。素面だったのは遠い時代の物語~

All day? Look, I've been drinking non-stop for CENTURIES. The last time I was sober is ancient history.

Aya

そこまで呑んでいると、体に悪いとか言う気も起きませんが……

I suppose it's too late to say that drinking that much might be bad for your health...

Suika

呑み比べする?

Wanna have a drinkin' match?

Aya

鬼の貴方と飲み比べするほど私も馬鹿ではないですわ

Please, I'm not foolish enough to get into a drinking match with an oni.

Suika

とか言っちゃって~。あんたは天狗でしょう? 天狗も呑兵衛の癖に~

Aw, c'mooonnnnnnn. You're a tengu, right? Tengu are pretty big drinkers, toooooo.

Aya

うふふ、今は仕事中なのです。でも良い屋台を見つけたの、この後呑みに行きません?

Ohoho, I'm on the job at the moment. Still, I found a nice food stand recently. Would you like to go for a drink afterwards?

Suika

屋台? 焼鳥屋か~

Food cart? They got yakitori?

Aya

焼き八つ目鰻屋ですけど。串揚げがおつまみに最高ですよ

Grilled eel, actually. Their fried skewers go great with alcohol.

Suika

良いねぇ。宴会も良いけど、たまには静かに呑むのも良いかもしれない

That don't sound half-bad. Parties are great, but maybe it's nice to drink quietly once in a while.

Aya

残念、その屋台は結構うるさいんですよ……。店主の歌が、ね

This cart isn't the quietest place, I'm afraid. The owner sings a lot.

Suika

呑めない位五月蠅かったら、私が黙らせるさ

If she's so noisy I can't drink, I'll just make her shut up.

Aya

鬼の貴方に驚かされたら……夜雀も可哀想にね。それにしても驚きました。月の件もそうですが、幻想郷にまだ鬼が居たとは思わなかったです

Hm, hearing that from an oni makes me feel sorry for the poor bird. Still, I was very surprised. That matter of the moon is one thing, but I didn't think there were any oni left in Gensokyo.

Suika

久しぶりに戻ってきたの。私一人だけだけど~

Oh, you know, I just decided to come back since it's been so long. I'm the only one who came, though.

Aya

鬼が居たら、元々騒々しい幻想郷ももっと騒々しくなるでしょう

Gensokyo might become even more lively with an oni around.

Suika

天狗の天下が終わってがっかりした~

I was pretty sad to see the tengu had lost their hold on the world.

Aya

何を仰います。天狗なんかに天下が取れるわけが無いじゃないですか。天下は常に鬼の手にあるのですよ

Please, you're exaggerating. The tengu are still plenty powerful. Besides, the oni have always been stronger.

Suika

相変わらず口だけで生きているんだなぁ。天狗は昔っから強い者には下手に出て、弱い者には強気に出る。本当はもの凄く強い癖に適度に手を抜く、頭が切れる筈なのに惚ける。本当、やたらと狡猾だなぁ。まるで蝙蝠

You tengu are all talk, same as ever. Yer always so humble to anyone stronger than you, but act all tough towards the weak. Yer all really strong, but go easy on everyone, and ya play dumb even though yer really smart. Just a buncha sly foxes.

Aya

そこまで言わなくても良いじゃないですか。実は、今の天狗はそこまで強くなくなったのですよ。今ではしがない情報屋みたいなもんです

I am a crow tengu, thank you very much. But still, we tengu really aren't as strong as we used to be. We're merely simple rumormongers, nowadays.

Suika

何処まで本気かなぁ。まぁ天狗がゴシップ好きだったのは昔と全然変わらないね

Hm, I wonder. Well, I see y'all still love gossip as much as ya did in the old days.

Aya

鬼も相変わらずで何よりです。天蓋を割ってしまうなんて尋常でない力ですから

And I see the oni are still amazing. To have such power to be able to shatter the heavens...

Suika

えへへー昼飯前だけどねぇ、私は砕いたり萃めたりするのが得意なのよ

Hehehe, that's just a little trick. I'm just good at splitin' and gatherin' things.

Aya

って事は、ネタを集めたりも夕飯前ですか?

Oh, does that mean you'd also be good at gathering news?

Suika

え?ネ、ネタ? も、もちろん、お茶の子さいさいよ

Huh? N-news? O-of course, I could do that with my little finger.

Aya

それは凄いです~。その辺の話も含めて、そろそろ屋台に行ってから呑みながら話しましょう? きっと面白いお話が聞けるに違いないですし

Oh, that's amazing. Why don't we continue this conversation over a drink at that stand I was talking about? I'm sure you have a lot of interesting things to tell me.

Suika

そうね。今夜は話が出来なくなるくらい呑もう

Sure. Tonight, we'll drink until we can't talk anymore!

Aya

うふふ、そうは言っても私は天狗ですよ? 私が酔い潰れて貴方からネタが聞けなくなる位まで呑むとなれば…… ふふふふふ

Ohoho, but I'm a tengu, you know? If I get so inebriated I can't hear your drunken words anymore... Hahahahaha.

Suika

これだから天狗とは関わりを持たない方が良いって言われるんだよ

This is why they say, "Never get too close to tengu."

Profile[edit]

伊吹萃香(いぶきすいか) Suika Ibuki
幻想郷からは居なくなったとされる鬼。陽気で酒が大好き。幽々子のせいで宴会が減ったことを不満に思い、魔理沙たちに三日おきに宴会を行わせた。 One of the oni, who have left Gensokyo. Light-hearted and fond of alcohol. She was unhappy about drinking parties decreasing owing to Yuyuko, so she made Marisa and her friends hold parties over the course of three days.
出演作:『東方萃夢想』 Appearances: Immaterial and Missing Power

Notes[edit]

  1. Implied below and confirmed by Chapter 18 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia, this event took place on the night of Setsubun.


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