A Tale for the Time Being - Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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Section 1

Nao introduces herself and says that she is a time being. A time being is someone who lives in time. She is sitting in a French maid café in Akiba Electricity Town. It is in the past of the person who is reading, but it is Nao’s present. She is writing and wondering about the reader and where they are and what they are doing. This is her diary of her last days on earth.

Her name is Nao Yasutani. She sits in the café drinking coffee. Her new friend Babette is a maid in the café. Nao is wearing her school uniform and a man sitting near her is staring. He has a schoolgirl fetish. Nao is writing to tell the life story of her one hundred-and-four year old great-grandmother who is a Zen Buddhist nun, Yasutani Jiko. She was a...

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