The samurai manga -Jingi- Chapter15


Hello steemians!
I am RYO!

Chapter15 is completed!

About hints to read manga before

  • Read manga from the right
  • Red word are Japanese. The meaning is written in (※)
  • If you do not understand how to read manga please read the sentences under the picture. It's written in the order of manga

Please enjoy -Jingi-!


Ichibei-dono! Wait!!

Why!? away early from Kappa! It extract soul…

be quiet! It is saying something…!

Get out here… And never come back again…Hurry up…!!

Okay understand~! Please Don't extract my soul~!


I don't feel any "Youki(妖氣)=※※The energy of things that are not human" from it…Look closely, That's a mask


More than that…
Those who are hiding there!! Please come out!!
At ease, we are not enemies! I want to talk to you!

…Okay I will come out.
Who are you…? What are you doing here?

We are a traveler…We were traveling towards a destination But suddenly this heavy rain fell…
So we were looking for a place to rest…If there are no problems…can we stay somewhere?

All right…Come out!

No problem, Drop your weapon…
Apparently they seem to have nothing to do with "them"…
Whether or not the other person is malicious…It can be determined by looking at the "eye"

The "Katana=※Samurai sword" that you have…
Are you too Samurai…?


Everyone…"Taigi de gozatta=※old samurai words, it means "to show respect and appreciation for your actions"
I will guide them to the village…Leave it to me

It no problem with you alone? We also together ...

Thank you but…More than that please continue lookout.
Then, except for today's lookout, it's okay to go home once.
Such a this heavy rain, probably "they" will not come today…But if there is something wrong call me soon.
Kichigorou(吉五郎) also thank you in this heavy rain.
Then…Follow me back

Do you think it is okay to follow him?

Whether or not the other person is malicious…It can be determined by looking at the "eye"
I think…he is a good person…Either way, in such a heavy rain we can only believe in him and follow

…Yeah…your right…Okay, Let's follow him


"Tadaima modottazo(只今戻ったぞ)=※Words at the time of coming home(This is the way of saying old samurai)"

"Chichiue!=※old words meaning "father"

"Anata!(あなた)=※the meaning of "husband" used by a wife"


"Obugyo gokurousamadeshita!=※Old words of polite respect and gratitude to those who have returned from work"

Anata! "Yokuzo Okaerinasaimashita=※Polite greeting when husband is back"
Are there any injuries etc?

I have no problem But they are seem to be in trouble

I am sorry that I visited suddenly…

Moreover thank you very much for preparing to change clothes…I really appreciate your help

I'm sorry All my luggage got wet with this rain…

Please do not worry…It can not be helped by such a sudden heavy rain…please take a break with your tea

"Onī-chan=※Men older than myself and men in their 20s-30s " Are both Samurai?

I am different but he is…right!
Moreover very very "Udekiki(腕利き)!=※Someone with skilled skills"

Wooow Really~?
Which is strong, he or Chichiue?

What are you saying! There is no one in the world who is stronger than Chichiue!

"KoraKora…(こらこら)=※Words of caution" The samurai family should not show off of power…

Chichiue! "Moushiwake arimasen=※Most polite apology"

Good…You guys I was sorry that I threatened a while ago

No problem, I am sorry too for the sudden visit…Thank you for accepting me and him despite that.
I am Takeuchi And he is Ichibei.
"Yoroshiku Onegai itashimous=※Basic greetings used in various situations(But this words an old way of saying)"

It is no problem…It is not "Right way as a personto" ignore people in need.
I am Kusakabe(日下部) Yasaemon(八左衛門) Yoroshiku Onegai itashimous

She is my "Kanai(家内)… ※Polite way of saying "wife"

My name is Yoshie(吉江) Yoroshiku Onegai itashimas

My name is Kawahime(河姫) Yoroshiku Onegai itashimas

I am Takebou~(タケ坊) Yoroshiku Onegai itashimas~

Yeah! Yoroshiku~

By the way, why are people and you and your children wearing Kappas form?
Is it a custom of this village?

Yeah, This place is a village that believes in Kappa So we used to wear Kappas a while ago

However, it seems that there is a "something reason" to gather in that heavy rain

I do not intend to question you deeply…But If your okay , can you tell me the circumstances?
Who are the "them" you were vigilance of?

Chapter15 is over!

About Japanese culture that appeared in this Chapter

  • Kappa

It is a continuation of the explanation of Kappa of the chapter14

Kappa is the most captivated Yokai(妖怪) in Japan, and has many stories and sightings about Kappa since ancient times.
There is a legend that pulls the soul from human ass and makes that person "Lethargy"
Kappa is a Yokai who loves pranks attacking people and horses in the river.

So are they evil?
It is never. They are like "innocent children" Kappas do a prank but do not take anyone's life.

Sometimes they also have legends that made humans lucky.
They are when pranks are caution of by humans, they tell people how to make secret medicines as proof of apology.

In order to help humans, they shut down the river water,
And hey sent fish for thanks when humans helped Kappa.
So sometimes they get along well with humans.

It is said that "Kappa is a fictitious existence" in the present age,
But I don't think so because there are too many stories about Kappa.

Kappa is probably like a "spirit"
Yokai are like spirits, monsters and friends

  • Japanese language

I started learning English from the beginning of 2018,
It has improved a little, but I always struggle in translation work…
And this chapter has doubled that hardship.

First japanese are difficult thing is that words change depending on the position, gender, age, situation, and era.

Japanese has "honorific" and "humble language"
And the words differ depending on the "samurai language" and "area"
There are many parts that even Japanese I can not understand…

For example about this page

Takebou saying "Oni-chan",
"Oni-chan" is used for men older than you or about 15 age young than you and also used as the "Family of first boy"
But it also depends on the area and gender.

In addition, "Chan" is usually used after a young woman's first name,
For example "Kawahime-chan"…
But that change on age and "you and me relationship"

And in old-fashioned Japan, couples do not say their names directly.

Actually, It is not really limited to just couples.
In old-fashioned Japan, thinking "the name is part of the body and soul"…
Because since it thinks that "words (names) have spirits in them", calling a name lightly will erode the person's spirits.
Therefore, only their parents can call the person's real name.

However, if I write about it in detail, the manga becomes so complicated that the reader can not enjoy, so the -Jingi- basically uses the real names of the -Jingi's characters-.

So I adopted the culture only for a part of it, and set Yoshie to call her husband "Anata"

Furthermore, what I wanted to express in manga was "the discipline(rules) among the family"

For example, Yoshie and Kawahime uses honorifics for Yasaemon on these pages

Obugyo gokurousamadeshita!
Yokuzo Okaerinasaimashita

Moushiwake arimasen

A samurai family has a discipline that "even close person should not forget discipline(rules)"

Samurai is a leader of people.
To become a leader, samurai must earn the trust and respect of people and become a "person's normative personality"

The children of the samurai family always talk with courtesy and loyalty even to their parents.

Women also have classiness and "beautiful words and qualities" and always "Humble" as a samurai wife.

And men(Samurai) always have the right heart, courtesy and discipline to protect their families and people,
And continue to be a tolerant and proud person to lead people.

The reason Japanese cherish greetings (that is, courtesy) is because the spirit of these Samurai is inherited.

However, I often draw omissions of courtesy in the manga to make it easier for readers to read…
And maybe, There are also of things that I am wrong with,
Because I learn them all in "self-study"

So I also learn the important spirit of Japanese while drawing this -Jingi-,
I'm glad if you are interested in Japanese culture and spirit while enjoying -Jingi-!

Thank you for reading!
Arigatou gozaimashita!

-Jingi- characters

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My Samurai manga -Jingi-仁義 can be seen here!

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It is a traditional Japanese paper made from 1300 years ago.
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