A Project done as a hobby, with no promise of a start or end.
Thanks to pre-existing translation here. This is my own ‘edit’ to fill in the ‘gaps’ that I saw, as well as to learn & steal from Morimi’s prose.
Reason for the title: The original title of the Tatami Galaxy, 四畳半神話大系, follows that thing that Mareni likes to do, which is to make his titles sound like Classical Chinese or Japanese Literary Record texts. Although 系 can also mean Galaxy, and that plays in with the themes of the novel later. But the immediate effect to any reader first seeing the title is to get the feeling of that reference.