「ろくろ首/A Perfect Match」
ろくろ首/A Perfect Match
Yotaro is 25 years old.
One day, he visits his uncle.
Uncle Heikichi, do you know any young women?
I want to get married.
Are you serious?
You don’t even have a job.
How are you going to give your family food?
Ah, with chopsticks.
No, I mean how are you going to live?
If you don’t have a job, you won’t have money to buy food for the family.
Then, I guess so start looking for a job.
After several days, Yotaro visits his uncle again.
Yotaro, I found a woman who may be good for you.
Her family is rich and has a large house.
If you get married, you can live in her house.
I can’t wait to meet her.
Tell me, is she pretty?
She is very pretty.
But she has a secret.
Many men decided not to marry her because of her secret.
What is her secret?
Well, every night, at around 2 a.m., her neck grows very long.
You mean like a giraffe?
More like a snake.
She can move her neck like a snake.
Her body can be in one place and her head can be in another place.
Wow, I really want to meet her.
She is rich, pretty, and has a cool neck.
I’ll set up a meeting right away.
The next day, Yotaro and his uncle go to the woman’s house.
Yotaro falls in love with her.
Soon they are married and he moves into her home.
It is their first night together.
Will her neck become long tonight?
I can’t wait to see it.
At 2 a.m…
Wow, it’s happening.
Her neck is getting longer and longer.
Her head is going out of the window.
I wonder where she is going.
I’ll secretly follow her.
Yotaro’s wife’s head goes into the garden and stops by the pond.
Then she starts drinking water out of the pond.
Suddenly she turns around and looks at Yotaro.
Then she smiles.
Yotaro quickly goes back to his futon.
The next morning, his wife’s neck is back to normal.
Maybe, he was only dreaming.
Good morning, sweetheart.
Did you sleep well?
Yes, I saw you in the garden last night.
Why did you leave so suddenly?
I was surprised to see your long neck.
But we are the same.
What do you mean?
Didn’t you know?
You followed me to the pond with your long neck!
A long neck?