The message from below from a student made me very happy, I am sure you will enjoy her comments too.
Message: I read many people's comments and visited the links people previously posted. I'm doing a project on Kawabata and his book Snow Country. Everyone's comments and information helped me out so much and I'd like to say thank you to everyone!
I found this book to be very picture-esque, focusing on the scenery as much as the characters themselves. Kawabata's last entry is indeed the strangest out of the book, and the translator at the beginning seems to suggest that it doesn't hold that much importance, and that what was needed to be said was already said previously in the book. I was disapointed in his statement, but still couldn't make sense of the ending.
While reading, I underlined every time the words "cold," "autumn," and "red" were used. There were A LOT, btw. I don't know the symbolism of the red, but the first half of the book is set in winter, where things are cold and almost frozen in time. And the second half is based in Autumn, the time where things seem to die off before the winter (like the coming end to the Komako and her lover).
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