Some Prefer Nettles Setting & Symbolism

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Osaka

Osaka is a city in Japan. It represents very old-fashioned, countrified ways of doing things.

Tokyo

Tokyo is another city in Japan. It represents the wave of modern times and technology, having been rebuilt with new buildings after a huge earthquake in 1923.

Benten Puppet Theater

Kaname and Misako meet Misako's father and O-hisa at this theater, and Kaname is surprised to find that he enjoys the performance.

Suma

Aso lives in Suma, and so "going to Suma" becomes code for Misako going to see Aso.

Kobe

Kobe is where Kaname goes to Mrs. Brent's House, the whorehouse where Louise lives.

Awaji

Awaji is the beginning point for a route that includes thirty-three sacred shrines. This route is often traveled by pilgrims watching puppet shows, since the shows originated in Awaji.

Ichimura

Ichimura is also known as "Puppet Town" because of all the puppet shows that are shown...

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