House of the Laughing World

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From Shishinza’s Dossier

Sake, gambling, and less than strictly legal fare can be had at this house of ill-repute. Known for her cryptic greeting, “Laugh and the World laughs with you,” Madame Strange, as she calls herself, runs the House of the Laughing World and knows all its secrets and obfuscations. Located reasonably close to the House of the Golden Mist, this sake house could be seen as the House of the Golden Mist for those who lack the wealth, or clout, or discretion to gain entrance there. More than a few times my yoriki and I were called to this establishment, drunken brawls and the like. Fortunately, Madame Strange was always present with the offenders, already beaten and cuffed, and a gift for our troubles. Despite the geisha’s own loose interpretations of the law, no one who breaks the laws of the House of the Laughing World laughs for very long.

House of the Laughing World

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