Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories - Dr. Ogata Ryosai: Memorandum, O-Gin, and Loyalty Summary & Analysis

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Dr. Ogata Ryosai: Memorandum, O-Gin, and Loyalty Summary

Dr. Ogata Ryosai: Memorandum:

In the form of a memorandum written by the titular doctor, this is the story of a woman named Shino. The reader is given her background. She marries a man named Yosaku and has a child by him named Sato. Yosaku becomes ill and dies, and during this period Shino converts to Christianity (corrupted as "Kirishitan" by the doctor, as are other Christian words). She does not remarry but instead makes a living by weaving. She attends church and spends time with a priest. The villagers spread rumors that she is having an affair with him, and she becomes despised. Village elders discuss banning her from the village due to her religious beliefs, as Christianity is persecuted at this time in Japan.

Given Shino's reputation, Dr. Ryosai refuses to provide medical...

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