|"Great Wave off Kanagawa2" by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)|
If you haven't read the other drabbles (100 word stories) in the series then you'll find them here:
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai
The spirits dwell within the white of the water. That’s how we know they’re there. When the sea churns they dance across the waves always racing towards the village. We sail our boats across the water to chase them away from the shore.
They can never be allowed to touch the mountain.
Why? You might ask.
Look upon the distant mountain’s peak and you’ll see their brethren frozen in their prison. If they escape and return to the sea then the waves will rise and drown the land, and so to save our village we must chase the spirits away.