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東方香霖堂
Curiosities of Lotus Asia
Curiosities of Lotus Asia
Publisher ASCII Media Works
Veröffentlicht September 30, 2010
Autor ZUN
Illustrator Genji Asai
Seiten 206
Kapitel 27
ISBN 4048685015

Touhou Kourindou (Fragrant Rain Temple) ~ Curiosities of Lotus Asia (東方香霖堂 ~ Curiosities of Lotus Asia) is a series of side stories that complement the normal Touhou timeline, which ran in various magazines from 2004-2007 and resumed serialization in 2015. Written by ZUN and illustrated by Genji Asai, each story takes up four pages: one full-page artwork, and three pages of mostly text.

Each story is told from the perspective of Rinnosuke Morichika, proprietor of the curio store Kourindou. Naturally, he has a lot of well-known "customers" in the store, especially Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame.

A hardcover anthology edition was released on September 30, 2010 by ASCII Media Works.

During an interview with Dengeki Online in 2015[1], it was confirmed that Curiosities of Lotus Asia would continue its serialization in the Touhou Official Magazine Strange Creators of Outer World.

The preview for the series is here.

Compiled Stories

Below are the contents of the 2010 anthology, including the pages of all stories within the book and their original source and publication date. Dates are courtesy of the Japanese Touhou Wiki.

Uncompiled Stories

In 2015 this series was restarted in the pages of Strange Creators of Outer World. These stories have yet to be compiled in hardcover format.

Numbering

The chapter numbers for Curiosities of Lotus Asia have varied between sources.

Publication PUREGIRL Elfics Ryousaishii 2 Elnavi SCoOW Hardcover
Colorful PUREGIRL chap. 1 - part 1 chap. 1 chap. 1
chap. 1 - part 2 chap. 2 chap. 2
chap. 2 chap. 3 chap. 3
chap. 3 - part 1 chap. 4 chap. 4
chap. 3 - part 2 chap. 5 chap. 5
chap. 4 - part 1 chap. 6 chap. 6
chap. 4 - part 2 chap. 7 chap. 7
chap. 5 - part 1 chap. 8 chap. 8
chap. 5 - part 2 chap. 9 chap. 9
magazine elfics chap. 1 chap. 10 chap. 10
chap. 2 chap. 7 chap. 11 chap. 11
Ryousaishii 2 chap. 8[1][3] chap. 12
magazine elfics chap. 3 chap. 12 chap. 13
chap. 4 chap. 13 chap. 14
chap. 5 chap. 14 chap. 15
chap. 6 chap. 15 chap. 16
Elnavi chap. 16 chap. 17
chap. 17 chap. 18
Dengeki Moeoh chap. 18 chap. 19
chap. 19 chap. 20
chap. 20 chap. 21
chap. 21 chap. 22
chap. 22 chap. 23
chap. 23 chap. 24
chap. 24 chap. 25
chap. 25 chap. 26
chap. 26 chap. 27
Strange Creators
of Outer World
chap. 1
chap. 2

^  This chapter was contributed for twirl-lock's doujinshi, "Ryousaishii 2" (霊偲志異2), sold at Comiket 67; prior to the hardcover release its status as part of the official series was unclear, but its rarity led the doujinshi's resale price to skyrocket.

Notes

  1. ZUN's interview on the Dengeki Online stream
  2. 2,0 2,1 2,2 2,3 The title of this chapter was changed in the hardcover release. See the chapter page for more details.
  3. His exact comment was "This is the next part of chapter 7".