Stories from the Hearth

6 - Tsujigiri: Death from the Shadows

Episode Summary

You stand in shadow. The moon is late to rise tonight. At your side is your katana, newly forged, never used. And so you wait, ready and eager to test its sting. This episode's story is based on the historical Samurai practice of tsujigiri (辻斬).

Episode Notes

You stand in shadow. The moon is late to rise tonight. At your side is your katana, newly forged, never used. And so you wait, ready and eager to test its sting. This episode's story is based on the historical Samurai practice of tsujigiri (辻斬).

CW: violence and character-specific sexist slurs

The aim of Stories from the Hearth is to rekindle its listeners' love for the ancient art of storytelling (and story-listening), and to bring some small escapism to the frantic energies of the modern world.

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With regards to the use of the term "whorehouse" in place of "brothel" (or some other less offensive term) - the author decided to use this term only after much deliberation, and only as they felt it in keeping with both the parlance of the historical setting of their story, and the character of its protagonist, who, let's face it, is not a very nice guy.

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