Places & Travel
08/22, Arts Culture Tourism from Tokyo
Fireballs are seen over the skies of Kanto Japan and the Hitoboshi fire-spinning festival spins wheat over the Nanmoku River for the first time in three years. Elsewhere, a memorial archive in Ikebukuro dedicated to the mystery novelist Edogawa Ranpo is open to the public. It is where he lived until his death in 1965, and the studio includes all of his writings and personal effects, shedding light on this important mystery novelist responsible for classics like 'D-zaka no satsujin jiken' (The Case of the Murder on D. Hill), about about a woman killed in the throws of a sadomasochistic affair, and 'Ningen isu' (The Human Chair) about a man who hides within a chair to feel the bodies seated on top.