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AR0120050912

The Laws of Evening

By Mary Yukari Waters.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Stories exploring postwar Japanese society.

1/5.

Seed

Shoji's work for a construction conglomerate has meant a move from his home town of Hiroshima to the recently conquered Chinese town, Tai-huen.

Shoji is accompanied by his wife Masae and daughter Hiroko.

As Masae whiles away her days, and becomes accustomed to the columns of Chinese prisoners of war that pass by her window, she wonders how her three year old daughter will remember her childhood.

Read by Noriko Aida.

AR0220050913

The Laws of Evening

By Mary Yukari Waters.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Stories exploring postwar Japanese society.

2/5.

Shibusa

Reflections on etiquette and its ancient origins infuse a meeting between two acquaintances with a grace that defies the painful losses both have suffered.

Read by Noriko Aida.

AR0320050914

The Laws of Evening

By Mary Yukari Waters.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Stories exploring postwar Japanese society.

3/5.

Aftermath

Makiko is grateful the war is over.

But she cannot ignore a niggling sense that Japan's surrender has spawned a new threat more subtle, more diffuse.

Read by Noriko Aida.

AR0420050915

The Laws of Evening

By Mary Yukari Waters.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Stories exploring postwar Japanese society.

4/5.Rationing

Saburo's relationship with his father is defined by the conventions of respect and courtesy.

The distance that lies between them is challenged by sudden illness.

Read by Noriko Aida.

AR0520050916

The Laws of Evening

By Mary Yukari Waters.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Stories exploring postwar Japanese society.

5/5.

Mirror Studies

Kenji's last field study provides him with some unexpected answers.

Read by Noriko Aida.