Here are five stories typical of the Usagi stable. Only the first features characters we know.
There is slightly less of an overt history lesson in this volume. Although we do learn of the politics of marriage and receive a tiny glimpse into the world beyond Japan. Plus the art of Suiseki – stone appreciation.
There is nothing wrong with the stories but we have been treated to such high standards that these solid tales don’t really stand out amongst all the other gems. But there is a certain character you hope to see again.