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Is snow Country sad?

Is snow Country sad?

Based on Japanese aesthetic values of beauty, there is always sadness element inside a beauty. In fact, the researcher found that almost all of beauty in snow country include the sad element, such as a loneliness in a beauty of nature, sadness in a beautiful voice and a waste effort in a beauty of love.

Where is Shimamura headed at the beginning of the story and who does he plan to meet?

Shimamura is headed to a hot spring resort town where he hopes to see a geisha he met on a previous trip. Her name is Komako and she is not yet a licensed geisha when he first meets her.

How does snow country end?

The novel ends mid-descent with this epic sentence: “As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.” I had not understood this ending the first time I read Snow Country.

What is the story snow country about?

Snow Country is a stark tale of a love affair between a Tokyo dilettante and a provincial geisha that takes place in the remote hot spring (onsen) town of Yuzawa. (Kawabata did not mention the name of the town in his novel.)

Who is Yukio in snow country?

Yukio, the son of Komako’s music teacher, rumored to have been Komako’s fiancé (a rumor she vehemently denies). Yukio returns to the village to die. As he is about to expire, he calls for Komako to be at his side.

Does Shimamura know Adachi likes her?

Having her deepest feelings validated and accepted causes Adachi to break down in tears. Shimamura finally understands that Adachi is devoted to her and her alone.

Is Adachi and Shimamura a couple?

When she reunites with Adachi during the Summer Festival, she finally receives confirmation that Adachi is in love with her when Adachi confesses her love to her. Shimamura decides to accept Adachi’s feelings, and they form a relationship.

Where is Snow Country?

central Japan
Yasunari Kawabata’s “Snow Country” is set in a remote hot spring—or onsen—town in central Japan. The landscape is beautiful; in the winter, the entire world is rendered white as everything becomes buried in snow.

How old is Komako in snow country?

She is just 19. Shimamura makes several visits to the hot spring resort at different seasons, drawn to Komako. She keeps a diary and studies the samisen, a guitar-like musical instrument having a long neck and three strings, from sheet music as there is no one to teach her.