The Japanese Lover Symbols & Objects

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A Scarab

This ugly diamond and topaz bug was given to Irina by Jacques as a token of his love for her. Because she was not allowed to accept gifts from the residents, Irina gave the piece of jewelry to Voigt.

Silver Framed Photograph

A silver framed photograph of Ichimei was one of only two that Alma had displayed in her apartment at Lark House. It was a symbol of her unending affection for Ichimei. Near the end of the novel Irina discovered taped to the back of the photograph a final letter that Ichimei had written to Alma.

Lime Green Smart Car

Alma bought this car to drive after she moved to Lark House. She wanted it to be small and light so she wouldn’t hurt anyone she might accidentally hit with it. It was so small, however, that it did not give Alma enough...

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