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Young Tomeki is a poor orphan girl that is sold to a brothel in the Red Light District. In a world of courtesans and nameless men, she grows from an awkward, petulant child into Kyoha, one of the most prized Oiran in the entire district. But trouble arises when Kyoha falls in love with a handsome young man. Forbidden to love, will Kyoha find a way to be with the man who is constantly lingering within her thoughts?
Chiruhi is a compilation of several stories, but the first one is a lot like Sakuran. If reading one of these didn't quite quench your thirst for somber, bittersweet stories about Edo-era prostitution and forbidden love, check out the other. Sakuran is about a woman at the very top of the echelon- graceful, witty, and expensive, while Chiruhi's prostitute protagonist is living out of a boat and just trying to make it day by day.