Tango no kuni no Tanyomu – 丹後の国のたんよむ
JUST few words before starting.
Tango no kuni – Tango Province – currently in the area of northern Kyoto Prefecture
Kusuriya – a person who sell medicines
Oshiro – a castle
Machi – a town
Aruku – to walk
Utau – to sing
Bachi ga ataru – get comeuppance
Once upon a time, there was a man called Tanemon who selling medicines in Tango no kuni.
Because his name was so long that there was no one calls his real name.
Everyone befriended to him by calling him 「Tanyomu, Tanyomu. 」
One day, Tanoyomu came to a town, where there is a castle, to sell medicines.
「Come on, these are very effective Tanyomu’s medicines. It cures anything like stomach ache, teeth ache, fever, cough, sneezing etc. These are fast effective Tonyomu’s medicines that everyone can take.」
Tanyomu was saying with loud voice, sounds like singing, while he was walking in a street carrying a bag on his back.
There are some people knows him very well already.
「Hey Tanyomu, Good afternoon.」if someone tells him
「Hi, it is a fine day isn’t it!」
Tanoyomu greets with smile.
「Come on, these are very effective Tanyomu’s medicines.」
He walked around in the town here and there selling his medicines.
「There are some noisy voices. 」
Tanyomu walked towards the areas where the voices came from.
In a middle of the street, children was making noises.
「I wonder why children are making noises.」
When Tanyomu closed to them children were catching a grasshopper and forcing him to cry.
Children kept saying
「Hey cry, cry.」
and they are poking the grasshopper.
「If you don’t cry we will chop your beard off. 」
「If you don’t cry we will chop your wings off」Some children are threatening the grasshopper.
The grasshopper seems to be scary as he was caught by children.
The grasshopper tries to run away if he get a chance but he can not run away because children are trying to pinch continuously.
Tanyomu joined them and said
「Stop it! You gonna get comeuppance in the end if you torture any creature.」
The children say teasingly。
「Well Mr Tanyomu. If we do not torture him what kind of good things would might happen to us then?」A child says and other says
「I have never heard that some goods things or bad things might happen with a grasshopper」
And everyone said.
「No one believes that we get comeuppance」
To be continued
Mata ne. またね。
Thank you so much.