The Samurai's Garden Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Gail Tsukiyama
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Chapter Abstracts

Autumn: September 1937

* Stephen buys a journal to record the events of his solo journey to his family's beach house in Tamuri.

* Stephen describes his reclusive recovery from tuberculosis at his home in Hong Kong.

* Stephen is met in Tamuri by Matsu, a longtime family servant.

* Stephen first sees Keiko and her sister on the beach.

Autumn: October 1937

* Stephen enjoys time alone with his visiting father.

* Matsu takes Stephen to Yamaguchi, the village of lepers, where he meets Sachi.

* Stephen starts to paint Matsu's garden.

* Stephen first sees Sachi's dry garden, a kare sansui.

Autumn: November through December 2, 1937

* Stephen meets Kenzo at the teahouse.

* Stephen's mother writes that his father is having an affair, and she asks Stephen to find out about it.

* A wave knocks Stephen unconscious and damages the garden.

* Stephen and Keiko spend time together on the beach.

* Kenzo discovers Sachi at Matsu's house and calls...

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