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Edo Town Go Club

From Kidō, September 1975

Edo Town Go Club

Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo

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Festival participants carrying the mikoshi portable shrine: Wasshoi, wasshoi (Hup, hup, hup)

Crowd: Wow!

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Boorish kid: Oooh! It’s the festival! It’s the festival!

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Boorish kid: Shoot! (i.e., a similar curse word) It’s the festival! It’s the festival!

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Boorish kid: Oooh! Here it is! Here it is!

Festival participants carrying the mikoshi portable shrine: Wasshoi, wasshoi (Hup, hup, hup)

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Boorish kid: Shoot! (i.e., a similar curse word) I wanna carry it, too!

Boorish kid: Oooh!

Festival participant: Whoops!

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Boorish kid: Oooh! It’s the mikoshi! It’s the mikoshi!

Festival participant carrying the mikoshi portable shrine: Oh no! It’s tipping over!

Festival participant carrying the mikoshi portable shrine: Get down, you!

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Festival participants carrying the mikoshi portable shrine: WHOOPS!

FX: Bam! (Sound of mikoshi hitting the ground)

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Boorish kid: Shoot! (i.e., a similar curse word) It’s the festival! Festival! It’s the festival!

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FX: Bang, bang (sound of drum being struck)

FX: Hmm, Hmmm (sound of crowd talking)

FX: Thud, thud (sound of crowd walking)

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Boorish kid: Oooh! It’s the taiko drum.

Boorish kid: Me too, me too.

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Working man: No good! Can’t you see the trouble you’re causing?!

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Boorish kid: Shut up! Let me do it too. You idiot!

Working man: Hey, hey, you!

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Boorish kid: Well, here I go! Shoot (i.e., a similar curse word)

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FX: Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang (sound of drum being struck)

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FX: Thud, thud! (sound of people running away)

FX: Thud, thud! (sound of people running away)

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Working man in depressed mood

FX: Rattle, rattle (sound of stones dropping on go board)

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Boorish kid: Oooh wow! I won, I won! I did it again!!

Working man: How could I lose to this kind of guy, I wonder. You know…

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