Collection of short stories including:
A man gets bitten on the arm by a jelly fish on a village beach foreign to him. He sets off desperately searching for a doctor who can heal his bleeding veins...
Tsuge's 3rd-only English translated work, a sensational and controversial piece that stunned American audiences when published in issue #250 of The Comics Journal. One of Tsuge's "dream stories".
• Numa (Marsh)
A man meets a strange woman while hunting in a marsh.
A couple takes care of a java sparrow.
• Hatsutake Gari (Mushroom Hunting)
Rain mysteriously falls around a particular place where a boy and his grandfather plan on going mushroom hunting the next morning...
• Sanshouuo (Salamander)
• Touge no Inu (The Dog of the Mountain Pass)
• Uwasa no Bushi
• Ondoru Koya (Ondoru House)
• Gensenkan Shujin (Master of the Gensenkan Inn)
• Chouhachi no Yado
• Oba Denki Tokin Kogyosho (Oba's Electroplate Factory)
• Yoshiboo no Hanzai
• Aru Mumei Sakka
It DOES NOT contain this story:
• Soto no Fukurami (The Outside Inflation)
The outside inexplicably threatens to collapse a man's house, leading him out to a world of anxiety and oddness in this minimalist story.