Snow Country Setting & Symbolism

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The Snow Country

That part of the main island of Japan that lies west of the central mountain range and the place where this story is set.

The Border Range

The mountains near the hot spring town where Shimamura and Tomako meet.

The Station

The train station where Komako waits with Shimamura as he is leaving the hot spring town after his second visit. She later tells him it is too difficult to see someone off and that she will not do it again.

Obi

The sash worn over the kimono. Women's are usually wider than that worn by men and the obi is considered to be an important fashion accessory.

Geisha

A professional woman who serves the various needs of gentlemen. These needs are often sexual but may extend to include companionship. Geisha were typically licensed for their trade.

Kikumura

A restaurant opened in the resort town...

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