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東方香霖堂 ～ Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Touhou Kourindou ~ Curiosities of Lotus Asia) is a series of side stories that complement the normal Touhou timeline.
Written by ZUN and illustrated by Genji Asai, each story takes up four pages; one full-page artwork, three of mostly text.
It's written from the point of view of Rinnosuke Morichika, proprietor of Kourindou, a little odds-and-ends store. Naturally, he has a lot of well-known "customers" in the store, especially Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame.
Pieces of information about dates are by courtesy of the Japanese Touhou Wiki.
- pg. 001: Cover
- pg. 003: Aphorism - added only on hardcover publication
- pg. 005: Index
- pg. 006: Chapter 1: Gensokyo's Shrine Maiden and the Fifteen Fascinating Books — Part 1 - released 2004-01-05 (Colorful PUREGIRL, February 2004)
- pg. 012: Chapter 2: Gensokyo's Shrine Maiden and the Fifteen Fascinating Books — Part 2 - released 2004-02-03 (Colorful PUREGIRL, March 2004)
- pg. 018: Chapter 3: Illusionary Bird - released 2004-03-03 (Colorful PUREGIRL, April 2004)
- pg. 024: Chapter 4: Complete and Elegant Tea Time — Part 1 - released 2004-04-03 (Colorful PUREGIRL, May 2004)
- pg. 029: Chapter 5: Complete and Elegant Tea Time — Part 2 - released 2004-05-01 (Colorful PUREGIRL, June 2004)
- pg. 034: Chapter 6: Furnace of Drizzle — Part 1 - released 2004-06-03 (Colorful PUREGIRL, July 2004)
- pg. 039: Chapter 7: Furnace of Drizzle — Part 2 - released 2004-07-03 (Colorful PUREGIRL, August 2004)
- pg. 044: Chapter 8: Summer Drizzle Hall — Part 1 - released 2004-08-03 (Colorful PUREGIRL, September 2004)
- pg. 049: Chapter 9: Summer Drizzle Hall — Part 2 - released 2004-09-03 (Colorful PUREGIRL, October 2004)
- pg. 055: Chapter 10: Higan Flowers of Muenzuka - released 2004-10-29 (Magazine Elfics vol. 001)
- pg. 064: Chapter 11: Purple-transcending Light - released 2004-12-17 (Magazine Elfics vol. 002)
- pg. 073: Chapter 12: Deity's Tool - released 2004-12-25 (contribution for a doujinshi "Reisai Shii 2")
- pg. 079: Chapter 13: Phantasmal Light, Snow on the Window - released 2005-02-25 (Magazine Elfics 2 vol. 003)
- pg. 089: Chapter 14: Colorless Sakura - released 2005-04-26 (Magazine Elfics 2 vol. 004)
- pg. 098: Chapter 15: A Nameless Stone - released 2005-08-05 (Magazine Elfics 2 vol. 005)
- pg. 107: Chapter 16: Unworking Shikigami - released 2005-10-05 (Magazine Elfics 2 vol. 006)
- pg. 116: Chapter 17: Price of Paper at Luoyang - released 2005-12-16 (Elnavi)
- pg. 124: Chapter 18: Moon and Kappa - released 2006-02-10 (Elnavi)
- pg. 132: Chapter 19: Dragon's Camera - released 2006-06-26 (Dengeki Moeou, August 2006)
- pg. 142: Chapter 20: Miraculous Cicada - released 2006-08-26 (Dengeki Moeou, October 2006)
- pg. 150: Chapter 21: The God of Sake - released 2006-10-26 (Dengeki Moeou, December 2006)
- pg. 158: Chapter 22: The Universe the Youkai Saw - released 2006-12-26 (Dengeki Moeou, February 2007)
- pg. 167: Chapter 23: Fashionable God - released 2006-02-26 (Dengeki Moeou, April 2007)
- pg. 175: Chapter 24: Moisturize Moon - released 2006-04-26 (Dengeki Moeou, June 2007)
- pg. 183: Chapter 25: Blessings of the Shrine - released 2006-06-26 (Dengeki Moeou, August 2007)
- pg. 191: Chapter 26: The Night the Storm Clouds Rolled In - released 2007-08-25 (Dengeki Moeou, October 2007)
- pg. 198: Chapter 27: Mechanism of Fortune - released 2007-10-26 (Dengeki Moeou, December 2007)
- pg. 206: Afterword
- The stories themselves are serialized in various publications: Magazine Elfics, Elnavi, Dengeki Moeoh (電撃萌王), and Colorful PUREGIRL. One extra chapter was contributed for twirl-lock's doujinshi, "Reisaishii 2" (霊偲志異2). When serialized in Colorful PUREGIRL, nearly each story required two months to complete. This is related to the reason the numberings of each chapter are different on magazines and internet novels. ZUN's numbering in each publication is shown below. Each publication the series appeared in is lined on the far left.
|Colorful PUREGIRL||chap. 1 - part 1||chap. 1|
|chap. 1 - part 2||chap. 2|
|chap. 2||chap. 3|
|chap. 3 - part 1||chap. 4|
|chap. 3 - part 2||chap. 5|
|chap. 4 - part 1||chap. 6|
|chap. 4 - part 2||chap. 7|
|chap. 5 - part 1||chap. 8|
|chap. 5 - part 2||chap. 9|
|magazine elfics||chap. 1||chap. 10|
|chap. 2||chap. 7||chap. 11|
|Reisaishii 2||chap. 8||chap. 12|
|magazine elfics||chap. 3||chap. 12||chap. 13|
|chap. 4||chap. 13||chap. 14|
|chap. 5||chap. 14||chap. 15|
|chap. 6||chap. 15||chap. 16|
|Elnavi||chap. 16||chap. 17|
|chap. 17||chap. 18|
|Dengeki Moeoh||chap. 18||chap. 19|
|chap. 19||chap. 20|
|chap. 20||chap. 21|
|chap. 21||chap. 22|
|chap. 22||chap. 23|
|chap. 23||chap. 24|
|chap. 24||chap. 25|
|chap. 25||chap. 26|
|chap. 26||chap. 27|
^ His exact comment is "This is the next part of chapter 7".
In Colorful PUREGIRL, parts one and two were to be combined into one whole chapter. In the magazine Elfics, the numbering restarted from the beginning. Just after the second chapter was published there, Comiket 67 took place and a doujinshi was sold which included one story of CoLA. It wasn't available anywhere else, so once people found out about it and tried to buy it, the resale price skyrocketed. It was also unclear if was part of the official series until the hardcover compilation was released. In Elnavi, parts one and two were made to be their own separate stories. In the hardcover release, the doujinshi-exclusive chapter was also included. Everything seemed to be fine, but there was another problem; the chapter numbering in the hardcover version doesn't match the magazine version. Don't be puzzled by sources that list different numberings.
- The preview article is here.
- The titles of chapter 8 and 9 ― 霧雨の火炉 and 夏の梅雨堂 ― were originally credited as 霖雨の火炉 and 夏の梅霖堂.