Joseph E. Henning, author
A college student from CA named Justin, who grew up in Hawaii, flies overseas to spend a portion of his summer break visiting distant family members in Japan. While on vacation, Justin and his 21 year old cousin Kaito, compare recently inherited family heirlooms and soon realize the items contain a hidden map. After hiking to the area indicated on the map, the men ﬁnd 9 small stones left to them by their great grandfather long ago. Each river rock contains a location etched in kanji along with an animal etching on the flip side. Their discovery triggers 9 adventures where they will encounter otherworldly entities that test their fortitude and reward them with a gift.