Road of Liminality

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中有の道 (ちゅううのみち)
Road of Liminality
t͡ɕʲɯᵝːɯᵝ no̞ mit͡ɕi
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The living, the dead, and the youkai enjoying the attractions
Location

At the back of the Youkai Mountain; connected to the Sanzu River

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The Road of Liminality (中有の道 Chūu no Michi) is a road in the back of the Youkai Mountain that leads to the Sanzu River. Though mainly traversed by ghosts and phantoms, the living can also walk down this road.

General Information

The threat level here is "low". Even it is full of phantoms and ghosts, the place it rather very active due to its stands. As Hell was beginning to be difficult to sustain on solely the fees levied on departed souls crossing the Sanzu River, numerous merchant's stands were set up as attractions. Because of this, the road is as lively as a shrine festival, and offers things such as "soul candy" and chances to catch dead goldfish. The stands, however, are run by criminals that were already sentenced to Hell, so often times people passing through will fall for their dirty tricks. If the merchants get caught conning customers, they are sent back to Hell.

Apparently, the festivities sometimes cause the spirit of a dead person to remember the happy times of their life, and retrace their steps to return to life. Even people who life festivals will come here.

The Road's Appearances

Literature

Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth

On chapter 14 of Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth, Eirin Yagokoro, Reisen Udongein Inaba and Tewi Inaba come here for a treat. After Tewi made some funds, apparently she managed to make 51% of the stands at the road under Eientei's control. Reisen even made an attempt to try and catch dead goldfish, but failed.

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