The Woman in the Dunes Setting & Symbolism

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Village

A poor, run down village that Junpei passes through on his vacation. It’s a few hours from the city and close to the sea. The view of the village looks like the cross-section of a beehive.

Sand Hole

The sand hole is the place of Junpei's imprisonment and growth. The house he and the woman live in is against the one side, appearing like an oyster, and supports the sand wall. The sides are over sixty feet tall.

Dog’s Hole

The dog's hole is the place Junpei hides in when he escapes from the hole. It smells like dog, and it is there that he reasons with himself about his flight and method of escape.

Fire Tower

The fire tower is the location of the lookout of the village that allows the watchman to see everything that goes on in every hole. They have binoculars...

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