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Maybe vagueness has been good for me. The word means two different things in Tokyo and Osaka, you know. In Tokyo it means stupidity, but in Osaka they talk about vagueness in a painting and in a game of Go.
Kawabata left many of his stories apparently unfinished, sometimes to the annoyance of readers and reviewers. This was in fact done intentionally, as Kawabata felt that vignettes of incidents along the way were far more important than major conclusions.
His works are influenced by Zen Buddhism (where insight comes through isolation) and by the haiku (a brief, but expressive poem).