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Busshi

Story and Art : Fumi Shimomura

Busshi
 
Busshi
Title : Busshi
仏師

Story and Art : Fumi Shimomura
下村 富美

Publisher : SAN-EI Corporation
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CHARACTERS

Obito
A Buddhist image maker who sees the princess and wishes to put her face on a Buddha statue.

Atori
The town girl who Obito trusts in a world of war. Was saved by Obito from a runaway horse.

Princess Yato
A feudal lord’s wife whose beauty is renowned. Has been nicknamed the Shinigami, or Goddess of Death.

 
STORY

In a small country on the border where the scars of war have yet to heal, Princess Yato, who is called a “shinigami” (a goddess of death), has been married to the feudal lord. A Buddhist image maker named Obito takes one good look at her face and wishes to carve her face on a Buddha statue. A turbulent, passionate story illustrating a man who viciously lived while continuously questioning the meaning of life. In addition to the main story Busshi, you can also read Fumi Shimomura’s “Stories for a Rainy Night”, first time to be published on a volume, and her latest work “Anatta”.
©Fumi Shimomura/SAN-EI Corporation
 
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