Inspiration for the town of Nonogawa + a short tour
Personification of the great Nonogawa River often appears as a dragon or a human
Prefectural Police Inspector that works closely with the PSIA
Mother to Suzuki Sojorou. Terrified to find her son admiring Umeji Tatsuya, when his tattoos are revealed.
Umeji Tatsuya's volunteer parole officer. His past doesn't let him trust others easily.
Mother of Ohno Suzu. Healer. Retired from her branch of healing early, because it took a toll on her.
Ichiro is the older of the Ohno brothers and the one with the strongest direction to his life
The middle child of the Ohno clan and one of the town's biggest charmers
Ohno Suzu's dad. Healer. Determined to never let his family be chased from their home again.
Cashier at TaniMart. Friends with Mie Sumika. Can't figure out Umeji Tatsuya - but there's a connection to him.
Cashier at TaniMart and friends with Ohno Suzu. Has it out for Umeji Tatsuya, because of a loss from her past.
Assistant manager at TaniMart. Wants to start his own dojo. Doesn't let on about his heritage.
Nonogawa's protective busybody. Has many secrets!
Former Yakuza (mobster). Tries to keep a low profile as he's starting over, but Nakamura Hisako has it out for him when his secret gets out.
A ki draining semi sentient slime
Hands down, the best drink establishment in Okayama Prefecture.
Proprieter for Banzai Izakaya who builds bonds between Nonogawa's townsfolk
To the surprise and delight of the residents, their favorite stories were in print and preserved for future generations
Would you risk soaking in a scalding spring in the hope of extending your life?
A dispute between the spirit folk (kitsune, tanuki, etc) and Nonogawa Valley farmers in post occupation Japan. We meet a new character in this one and get hints of another.
When charred encoded pages mysteriously appear, do the characters really want to know what they contain?
A spring teaming with wildlife. Would you dare to go and face a possible ghost?
A magical forest teeming with life.
Crystal clear river that runs through the small town of Nonogawa and gives the town its name.
Pristine valley centered on the crystal clear river that runs through it.
The sole Buddhist temple in Nonogawa
They make the best peach sake in Western Japan
The only clinic of its kind in the Nonogawa River Valley
Nonogawa’s largest grocery store, owned by Satou Kazuo.
Every Friday night at Hotaru Park. Get your takoyaki before it's gone!
A small, quiet shrine to Inari outside of Nonogawa on a twisting road. No one seems to visit, but it's always kept clean.
The restored out building where Satou and Umeji blow of steam.
A small close-knit town in Okayama Prefecture. Everyone here seems to have secrets.
The peach sake that is raved about at the Nonogawa Rice Harvest Festival to Inari
A behind the scenes potted plant based argument that has lasted decades
Nonogawa's biggest festival where the residents give thanks to Inari for the harvest, particularly the rice harvest.
A tradition by the mayor to give the town the day off on a very hot day each summer.
A pet plant who is semi-sentient
What would you say if your local shrine was always pristine, yet nobody claimed to be the caretaker?
Is it possible to stop a raging dragon?
Nonogawa's largest and oldest park
Exceptional sweet rice grown in Nonogawa
Text of the image:
The League of Guardians has a long and proud tradition. Now that you are one of our ranks, I charge you with the maintenance of our reputation - in your words and deeds, in your manner of dress, and how you protect the area you defend. The official uniform is only for formal occasions. But I expect, as you assume your role, to dress as an upright citizen. None of you should resemble rounin or any of the lower classes. That aspect is for the Salvage Crew. I have sent the following uniform to be worn at official gatherings and when you must reveal yourself to the public. Soujoubou, League of Guardians To the new Guardian of Nonogawa
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