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Wisteria sprays, as they trail in the breeze, suggest softness, gentleness, reticence. Disappearing and then appearing again in the early summer greenery, they have in them that feeling for the poignant beauty of things long characterized by the Japanese as "mono no aware."
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 main characters are distant isolated loners, who make observations about the world they experience around them.