The Samurai's Garden - Autumn: November through December 2, 1937 Summary & Analysis

Gail Tsukiyama
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Autumn: November through December 2, 1937 Summary

On November 19, 1937, Stephen completes the painting of the garden. He says that he's lost the moment it's finished. Then he heads into town with Matsu. He comments on the lack of young men in Tarumi, and Matsu says it's because they've all gone to join the Japanese Imperial Army. Matsu takes Stephen to a teahouse owned and operated by his friend, Kenzo. Matsu says Kenzo is the person who gets bacon and other hard-to-find items. Matsu says that Kenzo sought him out as a young man, despite their differences—Kenzo was neat and popular, while Matsu was shy and constantly in the garden. Matsu also tells Stephen that Sachi was best friends with his sister, Tomoko. Kenzo stayed in Tarumi to care for his parents. Kenzo gives Stephen a too-sweet drink made of roses. Matsu explains that Sachi refused to...

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