Or, perhaps a better question. Where does Gensokyo's silk come from? It must be the same place it does everywhere else: silk farms. I bet Wriggle would have a field day on them if she learned how silk was produced. The production methods that don't require killing the larvae are too expensive to compete in a market without a customer base that cares about insect life.
Silk farms - potentially other industries, too - may need protection from angry youkai. In this case, insects specifically. In lieu of regular visitors to the shrine, this may be a potential source of income for Reimu. Seal over the Sato family's silk farms every few weeks/months, get your dresses repaired and replaced, plus some rice and sake on the side. For the farmers, compared to the cost of manually handling youkai interference or switching to less productive but less aggravating means of production, it would likely be appealing.
Of course, this might drive some resentment, asking for "gifts" for doing what "should" be Reimu's "job". I don't like a village that's too rational. Peasants have historically been reluctant to accept things like extra taxes. It depends on how "mandatory" Reimu's services are perceived, I think. In this case, it would seem foolish to refuse, though, since the Hakurei Shrine's duties pointedly don't pertain to protecting plantation products from predators.
>>25442 Given that Gensokyo is pretty mountainous, being in essentially Central Japan, I doubt there's much sericulture, much less 'plantation' sized industry. My guess would be that a lot of textiles in Gensokyo are the even more traditional hemp-based ones, or even based on local vines/trash plants, as wasn't uncommon for far-flung regions like in the northeast.
Funny how there's not much talk about the games, eh? So, yeah, like the subject says. How far did you make it before eating too many bullets last you played? My tipping point was midway through UM stage four (Normal). Hate timeouts so much.
Tried playing UM with keyboard for the first time in a while. Played like garbage. Made it to the green bullet waves a little bit after Sannyo mid-boss and ate it on a stray. Maybe I ought to stick to controller.
Tried a couple of UM Normal runs with Sanae last night, Mamizou and Byakuren card equipped. Still running into a wall at Stage Four. I already have to bomb through Sannyo most of the time, so I get there with basically no resources. And the opening of the stage is pretty bad unless you're at full power, imo.
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