The Pillow Book of Sei Sh¯onagon, Translated [from the Japanese] and Edited by Ivan Morris - Study Guide Sections 136-155 Summary & Analysis

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Section 136 is a list of things that fall from the sky like hail, sleet, snow, drizzle, and frost. Section 137 is a list of clouds. Shonagon differentiates clouds by their colors: white clouds, purple clouds, black clouds, etc. In Section 138, Shonagon talks about people who have changed so much it is almost as if they have been reborn. These "rebirths" depend on appointments or changes in status rather than changes in personal growth and demeanor.

Section 139 is a scene set in a snowy day when the gentlemen carry umbrellas outside when they walk. She thinks the sight is magnificent. In Section 140, Shonagon is on the way to the temple at Uzemasa when she watches some peasants harvesting sprouts in a field. She is very impressed with their skill and wishes she had included them in her list of "impressive things." Section 141 is a very short section...

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