After the last story swap, Cricket Parmalee shared this with me:
“you may already know this, but – i was sniffing around, wondering when this story [Dohaku’s Head] is from, and found what maybe the inspiration for eric kimmel’s story – in a book quoted online (when i googled dohaku’s head)
Hagakure (Kyūjitai: 葉隱; Shinjitai: 葉隠; meaning Hidden by the Leaves or hidden leaves), or Hagakure Kikigaki (葉隠聞書) is a practical and spiritual guide for a warrior, drawn from a collection of commentaries by the clerk Yamamoto Tsunetomo, former retainer to Nabeshima Mitsushige, the third ruler of what is now Saga Prefecture in Japan. Tashiro Tsuramoto (ja) compiled these commentaries from his conversations with Tsunetomo from 1709 to 1716; however, it was not published until many years afterwards. Hagakure is also known as The Book of the Samurai, Analects of Nabeshima or Hagakure Analects.
you might be interested to see what’s there.”
submitted by eve burton