The Sufferings of Female Characters in ‘Beauty and Sadness’

Yasunari Kawabata’s novel Beauty and Sadness focuses mainly around Oki, a man in his fifties, attempting to rekindle his love with thirty-year-old Otoko, his lover fifteen years prior. Otoko is now a painter, and she herself has a sixteen-year-old female lover named Keiko. Throughout the novel, the reader learns more about Oki and Otoko’s love … Read moreThe Sufferings of Female Characters in ‘Beauty and Sadness’