Category: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Your name is Mackerel

March 22, 2021 By mk

“I want you to understand one thing,” said Kumiko. “That cat is very important to me. Or should I say to us. We found it the week after we got married. Together. You remember?” (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Book 1 Ch.4)  I was dying to have a cat. But they wouldn’t let me. My mother hated […]

If Nutmeg was at his office in Akasaka…

May 16, 2020 By mk

I tried calling Nutmeg’s Akasaka office just before one, but there was no answer. (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Book 3, Ch.29) These days under the state of emergency, many people try to refrain from going to the offices in the business district, whilst a number of the buildings’ windows are lit up in a heart […]

Well, well

November 4, 2019 By mk

“And so now you’re crushed, Mr. Wind-Up Bird, and that’s why you went down in the well.” (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Ch.10) Just happened to think about whether a well is common for the use in the city in other countries. Here, the old part of Tokyo, the old wells are kept working in preparation […]

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Places

February 15, 2015 By mk

Pictures of the places possibly appeared or mentioned in The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle In the afternoons I would go to a park—the Shinjuku Imperial Gardens or Yoyogi Park—to sit on the grass and cry. ―Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Book one, Ch.8) Shinjuku Gyoen provides a sanctuary in the busy Shinjuku area. It consists of […]