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O Furo (The Bath) (short story)

Creators: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston


Short story by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston about an elderly woman in an unspecified American concentration camp during the World War II. Yuki, a seventy-three year old widow, lives with her grandson, Dixon, a separate barracks room away from the rest of the family. When the falling snow reminds her of Japan, she prevails on Dixon to help her build a Japanese style furo , which they accomplish using scrap lumber and a discarded metal drum. Sitting in the tub, she reflects contentedly on her life.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like " The Man with the Bulging Pockets " by Toshio Mori; " The Old Man on Crutches " by Setsuko Nagata; " Sundown in Topaz " by Sheridan Tatsuno

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Author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Publication Date 1996
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Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki. "O Furo (The Bath)." In Into the Fire: Asian American Prose. Edited by Sylvia Watanabe and Carol Bruchac. New York: Greenfield Review Press, 1996. 175–85.