Touhou Sangetsusei: Oriental Sacred Place
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Touhou Sangetsusei : Oriental Sacred Place --- Chapter 2
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Oriental Sacred Place
Chapter 2 Behind the shrine Last part
Who’s the one making the offerings?
Author: ZUN Artist: Hirasaka Makoto
Star: There’s no one inside.
Star: Let’s go!
Star: Oh, my.
Sunny: Jeez, you’re such a klutz, Luna.
Luna: Shut up.
Luna: Come to think of it,
I’ve never explored the inside of the shrine.
Sunny: It’s kind of creepy.
Where’s the altar?
Star: An altar inside a shrine gives me a weird feeling.
Star: Well, an altar is a tiny shrine, right?
Star: Well, appearance-wise.
Star: A tiny shrine inside a big shrine...
Sunny: A fractal shrine, huh?
Star: If it’s not on the earth floor, is it in this room, then?
Sunny: There it is!
Star: That’s it, right?
Luna: Looks like there’s nothing there right now, as expected.
Sunny: Well, Marisa just got one from here earlier after all.
Star: Let’s go back to our place before the shrine maiden comes back, then.
We only came here today to confirm where the altar is.
Sunny: Yeah, let’s.
From now on, the offerings will always be ours—
So the whole thing about wine being left at the altar was true!
Star: It’s totally worth sneaking in there every now and then.
Luna: But before that
What is it?
Luna: You have to ask me?
Who exactly is the one who left this wine there?
Luna: We were at the entrance,
And there was no one else in that room, right?
Sunny: We were just unable to see that person, don’t you think?
That’s all it is.
Luna: But even so,
Don’t you wonder, for example, why that person left the wine there, or something...?
It’s pretty normal to offer wine to Gods, you know?
Star: And it’s pretty normal to take a little bit of those offerings, too.
Luna: If it’s an offering, it should be for the shrine, right?
Why would it be at the altar inside the shrine...?
?: Who knows.
Well, anyway, let’s forget about it and drink!
The next day
Luna: An altar is a shrine in normal household,
Its use and worshipping method aren’t much difference from those of a shrine.
Star: What’s wrong?
Are you studying?
Luna: Hey, as I thought, it might be strange for an altar to be inside a shrine, you know?
After all, an alter is something like a miniature shrine.
Star: Hmm... Then that must mean
It worships a different God than the one of the shrine.
Luna: In the first place, I wonder what God Hakurei shrine worships.
Star: Who knows
Star: Good morning, Miss Late-sleeper.
I’ve heard all of your conversation.
Sunny: I’ve decided!
Star: on what?
Sunny: I’m going to solve the mystery of this shrine, little by little!
After all, we’ve moved to live so close to it!
Sunny: There might be more things we can make a profit from like the wine yesterday!
?: You’re right!
In any case, we don’t know that much about that shrine maiden anyway.
Someday, we’re going to overtake that shrine!
?: All right!
let’s do it!
About the wine at the altar
Is it really an offering from someone?
I really don’t know.
Marisa: How can that be?
There’s no way something can just appear out of nothing like that.
Reimu: It’s possible.
You know that, right?
Marisa: You mean the outside world?
Reimu: That’s right.
Reimu: This shrine is built on both the fantasy world and the outside world.
Having something appearing or disappearing out of the blue is an everyday thing.
Reimu: The wine on the altar must be the wine people from the outside world offer to the shrine.
That’s why I have no idea who the person making those offerings is.
Marisa: I see. So it’s wine from the outside world, huh?
Reimu: No wonder what?
Marisa: I thought it was really clean and pure.
Reimu: That wine is supposed to be for Gods, you know?
Marisa: Well, if that’s the case, Gods live in shrines, right?
But you’re the one living in this shrine,
So there shouldn’t be a problem with you taking what’s yours.
Reimu: So you do understand it.
Marisa: It’s just that...
Wine with lots of impurity stinks, and I prefer it.
I thought you’d say so.