This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Snow Country - This is the area of Japan west of the central mountain range where the novel is set.
The Border Range - This is the name for the mountains near the hot spring town that Shimamura retreats to.
The Station - This is Shimamura's resort town arrival and departure point.
Obi - This is a sash worn over the kimono.
Geisha - This is a professional woman who serves the various needs of gentlemen.
Kikumura - This is a restaurant opened in the resort town by a wealthy...
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