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The Snow of Memory

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood, beginning with a memory of the snowy day Mutsuo and his mother, Hisako, took a photograph together. It is followed by a description of events ... More


Spirited Away

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the events in Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood where his mother, Hisako, returned to Japan after a year of absence. It talks about religious practices in Mutsuo’s household that ... More


On Mother’s Back

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood memories of his mother, Hisako. It describes Mutsuo’s experience at the age of two when Hisako carries him on her back while buying fish, and the ... More


Heaven and Hell

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood experience of living in other people’s houses while his mother, Hisako, worked as a maid in Nakatsu and Shimonoseki. The first family Mutsuo ... More


The Various Types of Sea

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter describes Takahashi Mutsuo’s relationship with her mother, Hisako, after she returned from China. It talks about Mutsuo’s feelings that developed during Hisako’s absence, comparing the ... More


Skies of Blood

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter describes sunsets in Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood that reminded him of his mother, Hisako. It discusses events of Hisako’s cruelty towards Mutsuo when she experiences chisio, the ... More


Communities Outside the World

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s trip to the town of Shingō, which taught him that there’s a world outside the house he and his mother, Hisako, shared. It describes Mutsuo’s views in ... More


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