So Far from the Bamboo Grove - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Yoko Kawashima Watkins
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Chapter 9 Summary

Ko and Yoko talk about their departed mother. They naturally feel grief stricken, yet they puzzle over how Mother had told Yoko to hang on to the wrapping cloth, as if the cloth were somehow valuable. Unable to solve the puzzle, they sleep in the warehouse room.

The next morning Yoko discovers that paper is between the layers of fabric that make up the wrapping cloth. Ko investigates and finds a zippered pocket with money in it, thirty-six thousand yen, which is the equivalent of one hundred 1945 dollars.

After Ko and Yoko wash and find a fruit crate that will work as a table, Mr. and Mrs. Masuda talk with the sisters. Mrs. Masuda offers old kitchen pots for the girls' use, and Mr. Masuda asks if the room is working out for them. Ko goes to a grocery store to purchase food...

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