"Kotoden Story Project" English translation

by 半空文学賞


Kotoden Story Project

Copyright © 2018 by Yosuke Okada, Yasumasa Manabe

English translation by Northern Kentucky University Japanese Translation Team:

Makoto Nakamura (chief editor), Jeri Nakamura, Ray Bridewell, Catherine Chandler, Ian Combs, Johnna Crawford, Emily Diesman, Nathan Durbin, Chloe Eck, Samantha Fasse, Trevor Hampton, Nicholas Horn, Aubrey Lyman, Glen Tyler Patterson, Caleb Poston, Clayton Renn, Matthew Rice, Noah Tomlin.

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First edition: July 2018

Editorial assistance: Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad, Co., Dan Sato, Sanrinsha

Editorial supervision: Nakazora Literary Award Executive Committee

Published by Nakazora, Co.

10-18-2 Kawara-machi 1-chome, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken, Japan 760-0052

Printed by Heiwa Shashin Insatsu, Co., Kagawa, Japan

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About the Kotoden Story Project:

“Nakazora” is a shop in Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken, Japan, whose main theme is coffee, books and music. So far the 1st and 2nd “Nakazora Literary Awards” accepted one A4 size-page literary submissions concerning “coffee” and “music” respectively. The 3rd and current project became the “Kotoden Story Project” thanks to cooperation from the Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad Co. (a.k.a. Kotoden), who has provided the locals with transportation as a local railway company.

Short stories about Kotoden were publicly recruited and 11 of them were chosen after a strict screening by the executive committee and were published in this booklet.

The 3rd Nakazora Literary Award

"Kotoden Story Project"