The Sound of the Mountain Setting & Symbolism

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Reading Glasses

Shingo often loses his reading glasses, so his son keeps an extra pair for him.

Tie

Shingo forgets how to tie his tie one morning even though he has been tying ties for thirty years.

Kimono

A kimono is a traditional Japanese piece of clothing. Shingo's granddaughter almost causes an accident in her desire to own one.

No Masks

Shingo buys two No, a type of play, masks from a friend to save the feelings of a widow whose husband died in the bed of a young woman not his wife. Shingo finds one of the masks very seductive.

Cherry Tree

Shingo has a cherry tree in his backyard and often notes when it is budding or shedding flowers.

Train

Shingo and his son ride the train to and from Tokyo each day to work.

Puppies

A stray dog from down the road has puppies under...

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