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When The Shogun Awoke - Chapter 6 (all)

Shogun Ashihara died in his hospital room at twelve thirty p.m. on February second, Showa twelve. He was eighty seven years old. After his death Saito Seiyo studied his brain. According to his account, it weighed one thousand and eighty grams; its Broca's area was well developed; and the appearance of the entire brain was impressive for its age. (This fiction was inspired by a real, historical person. All events in this story are however fictional. The story first appeared in December of Showa 46 in _Shosetsu Gendai_.)