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What are some symbols in the novel Thousand Cranes?

Some symbols in the novel are: 1)Yukiko Inamura's thousand-crane scarf. In Japanese culture, the crane is the famed symbol of longevity, good fortune, fidelity, and happiness. At the beginning of...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 7:52 pm UTC

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What was the real reason Kikuji was asked to go to the tea ceremony in "Thousand Cranes"?

In the story, Kikuji was invited to the tea ceremony by Kurimoto Chikako, his father's (Mr. Mitani's) one-time mistress. Kurimoto invited Kikuji because she wanted him to meet a young lady who was...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2016 4:25 pm UTC

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What does the pink crane scarf in A Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata symbolize?

The pink scarf is decorated with a thousand-crane pattern, white on a pink background. The colors and the cranes in Japanese culture signify "a long and happy life". The crane-embellished scarf is...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2009 12:58 am UTC

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What is the setting of Thousand Cranes?

The novel Thousand Cranes, by Yasunari Kawabata, is set in Kamakura, Japan, after the conclusion of World War Two. This time period is critical in highlighting one of the book's major themes: the...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 9:20 pm UTC

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What is the summary of Thousand Cranes?

Yasunari Kawabata's Thousand Cranes is a work of psychological fiction rife with symbolism. Kikuki Mitani, a young bachelor, attends a formal tea ceremony put on by Chikako, who is a surrogate...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2009 1:41 am UTC

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What was the real reason Kikuji was asked to go to the tea ceremony?

The Japanese tea ceremony is an important aspect of Japanese culture and customs. It involves the preparation and serving of powdered green tea. The ceremony is conducted formally or informally...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2015 9:30 am UTC

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Where in Thousand Cranes does it speak of trauma?

One could make a case for the book's main theme being trauma. There are many traumatic events depicted in the life of the main character, Kikuji. While the other characters in the book are the...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2016 1:59 am UTC

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