Something Like an Autobiography Setting & Symbolism

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Akita Perfecture

Akita Perfecture is the region where Akira's father is born. It is the locale of a memorial service held for Akira's grandfather when Akira is one-year old.

Omori District of Tokyo

The Omori District of Tokyo is the childhood home of Akira Kurosawa.

Morimura Gakuen

Morimura Gakuen is the primary school that Akira Kurosawa attends in Tokyo. He is considered "retarded" by the staff.

The Edogawa River District

The Edogawa River District is an area that is greatly damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.

Toyokawa Village

Akira's father sends his son to his village of birth—Toyokawa Village—during a summer break. Akira's father sends instructions to work his rather weak son hard in order to build up his strength.

Tokyo Tenement

Akira lives in a run-down Tokyo tenement near his older brother, Heigo, for several years. His parents have no idea of...

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