Did You Know?
The single flower contains more brightness than a hundred flowers.
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).