Snow Country Characters

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Komako

A geisha in a Japanese resort town and the woman who captures the interest of Shimamura, a wealthy gentleman. Komako is a complicated woman living with a former teacher. Komako has learned the art of being a geisha and gives herself to the trade in order to help pay the doctor bills for her teacher's son, Yukio. Komako says the people of the town believe she and Yukio were engaged but that it is not true. After the death of her teacher, she contracts herself to a shopkeeper's family as his geisha. There are many facets to Komako's personality. She is desperate to keep everything around her tidy and neat and says she spends much of her time picking up after the young children of the family she lives with only to have them scatter their belongings again. When she stays with Shimamura, she cleans his room often...

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