The Buddha in the Attic - Come, Japanese! Summary & Analysis

Julie Otsuka
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A group of young Japanese girls, mostly virgins, are on a boat bound for America. They compared photographs of the husbands to whom they have been promised. The photos showed good looking men in nice clothes with a house or vehicle in the background. During their journey, the women slept in the steerage area of the boat on makeshift beds and dreamed of the wealth they believed they would have in America. They believed they had been taught everything they needed to know in order to be good wives.

At night the girls discussed what they’d heard about America and the people who lived there. They worried how the people there would treat them, but they believed their lives in America would be better than what they could have had in Japan. They turned to a girl who was once a dancer...

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