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Ryunosuke Akutagawa


«Rashōmon» (Japanese: 羅生門) is a short story by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke based on tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishū. A man considering whether or not to become a thief meets a woman stealing hair from corpses. Their conversation explores the morality of theft.

The story was first published in 1915 in Teikoku Bungaku. Despite its name, it provided no direct plot material for the Akira Kurosawa movie Rashōmon, which was based on Akutagawa's 1921 short story, In a Grove.
(source: Wikipedia)

Note: The original Japanese version of Rashoumon is available on Feedbooks at
10 printed pages
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  • Imreh Arnoldshared an impression7 years ago

    Wtf was this ?

  • Dwaekki._.shared an impressionlast month
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths

    Definitely didn't expect it. It was a nice read though

  • Meow:3shared an impression2 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    The ending was Unexpected 😃


  • Vashuhas quotedlast year
    nd gold or silver-foiled wood piled up on the side of the road and sold as kindling. Needless to say, with the capital in this condition, there was no one to
  • kae leehas quoted3 years ago
    "A lowly servant, trapped by the rain, had nowhere to go, and didn't know what to do"
  • Shas quoted7 years ago
    "If there is a place where I won't be bothered by the wind or the rain; a place where I won't be seen; a place where it looks like I can sleep comfortably all night; then I will spend the night there"

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