The story was originally to revolve around Jikisai Minami, a well-respected Zen Buddhist priest in Aomori prefecture.
The prefecture of Aomori forms the northern tip of the mainland.
Having passed through the city of Aomori we started to come down the east coast.
Only 18 yen could be got for a Page 195 two-year-old; the Aomori cattle were indeed the cheapest in Japan.
Every prefecture but Aomori produces some tea, but very little is grown in the prefectures of the extreme north.