What qualities do gardens require to flourish?
Care, Tenderness, Nurturing, and Love
Humans = Gardens?
Matsu’s relationships run parallel with his gardens
Storm ruins his garden…friendship with Kenzo is ruined
“I remember a time when you told me working in my garden
would give me back my life.” (56)
Beauty exists everywhere…even in unlikely places!
Sachi’s appearance and dry garden
Amidst the war in China, Stephen finds love and care in Tarumi
Who is the Samurai in the novel?
Protects Sachi and is the hero of Yamaguchi
Teaches Stephen honor and courage
Disgraces himself with Kenzo
Stands up to his father
Is selfless when it comes to Yamaguchi and Sachi
Understands and supports family/Keiko
Leprosy and War
How are they similar?
Separates loved ones
Possible reasons Tsukiyama uses these metaphors?
Connection between Sachi and Stephen
Loneliness, Illness, and Beauty
Solidify Matsu as the “Samurai” of the story
He mediates the war to Stephen and leprosy to Sachi
Explain how war is the new leprosy
Stephen is now afflicted with the disease of war