The Teahouse of the August Moon Discussion Questions

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This play takes place during the American Occupation of Japan in the aftermath of World War II. Learn more ahout the American defeat of Japan and the subsequent Occupation. What were the major battles and events in the conflict between Japan and the United States? What were the conditions of the defeat of Japan? What were the conditions of the Occupation?

This play concerns the building of a traditional Japanese teahouse, to be serviced by a geisha. Learn more about the Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony. Learn more about the role of the geisha in traditional Japanese society (Americans tend to equate geishas with prostitutes, but they play, in fact, very different societal roles) What is the role of the geisha in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony?

The play takes place on the Island of Okinawa, the largest of a cluster of islands in the...

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