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Hotaru Kaeru: Tokkōtaiin To Haha Tome To Musume Reiko

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Published 2001 by Sōshisha
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Taka
May 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Good, but a bit sparse in detail--

This is a memoir-esque tale of Tome, a female restauranteur who becomes surrogate mother to countless Kamikaze pilots and even American soldiers in Chiran at the very south end of Kyushu. Some of the stories included in here are heartbreaking and the figure of Tome that is painted reminds one of Mother Theresa, spending all her money so that she could scrape together ingredients for the soldiers and letting them use her house like their own and taking care of ev
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