The Makioka Sisters Setting & Symbolism

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Japan

Japan is the Asian country in which the Makioka family lives.

Osaka

Osaka is a city and region of Japan which is the home of the Makioka family. Osaka is famous for its cherry blossoms, in which the family takes great pride.

Ashiya House

The house of Sachiko and Teinosuke, located in a suburb of Osaka called Ashiya. It is a large house with several servants. Yukiko and Taeko, the two younger sisters also live in the Ashiya house.

Osaka House

The Makioka family home is in Osaka. It is a traditional style Japanese house and is occupied by Tsuruko, the eldest of the Makioka sisters and her husband and children. When Tsuruko's husband takes a job in Tokyo, the house is left in the hands of a caretaker.

Shibuya House

The house where Tsuruko and Tatsuo move after leaving Osaka is located in a suburb of...

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