Naomi 平原直美 Hirahara, “The Summer of Big 罰 Bachi【ばち】(Mas Arai)”, 2003 was a novel of the “Mas Arai” series. “Rafu Shimpo” 羅府新報 ex-editor Naomi Hirahara storyline:
July 1999. “Mas Arai didn’t believe in Jesus or Buddha, but thought there might be something in 罰 bachi”. This is a line quote from the novel.
Mas Arai is the protagonist Japanese-American and Hiroshima-bombing survivor. Mas Arai is a character modeled on Naomi Hirahara’s father. The “foil” character is “Chizuko” who is the wife of “Mas Arai”.
“Baka” 馬鹿, Mas cursed. He couldn’t believe this man could be so stupid. This is a line quote from the novel. “Bachi” is a Japanese term for “curse”.
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