The Short Story of Japanese Kino Enigmatic Life – Part 1

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Small bars in a back street, Tokyo, Japan

I read the story with title “Kino” written by Japan author, Haruki Murakami. The story is about a Japanese man, called “Kino” who confused with reality.

In some points, Kino does not know about what wrong and what going on with his life.

It is quite enigmatic at the beginning of story. Then, I slowly understand that Kino had broken heart, and after that he has:
- lonely life
- no wife
- no children.
- almost no friend (especially women)

After resign from a “boring” job, Kino then has been trying his fortune by open the small bar of his aunt’s property.

The bar locates in the back little street (a narrow alley) of Tokyo, Japan. 


Illustration of inside small bar in Tokyo, Japan.

The bar serves drinks, variety of foods and jazz music. After a while, Kino has few “routine” customers. Yes, the few only.

There is one strange customer who comes several times in a week. Not like other Japanese who always visit a bar with companies. 


A small street in Tokyo, Japan.

The customer almost silent, and always sits in the same corner, the most uncomfortable spot in the bar.

I myself is interesting with this part of story about odd customer and a wander off cat. The customer is actually young man with the shaved head.

Who is the strange customer? What happen with his mysterious cat?

# To be continued. Please read part 2 

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  2. Estupendo post! Gracias por la información! Me encantaría verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

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  3. Why or why or why do they wear masked, don't they do something about it?

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  4. Stay tuned for part 2 :)

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      - lonely life
      - no wife
      - no children.
      - almost no friend (especially women)

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  5. sounds like the story has you hooked, that is the best kind

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  7. I am waiting for the second part ☺
    greetings
    Lili

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  8. I look forward to hearing part two!

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  9. Very interesting post, waiting for part two

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  10. I'm curious...
    xoxo

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  11. Very interesting, greetings from Berlin :)

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  12. I'v heard about Haruki Murakami longyime ago.
    I am so curiouse to read the second part, who is the strange costumer??¿¿

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  14. Ah!! Now I remember last year I'v read one of Haruki's story "men without women" and other stories too..

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  16. Interesting, I'm curious about the second part, but now I'll be on vacation for two weeks ...

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  17. You wrote a fantastic post about the story "Kino" written by my favorite writer Haruki Murakami. I read almost everything Murakami wrote but not this story. You hooked me on this story immediately and I am going to find it and read. Thank you so much for this post!!!
    Wish you a nice weekend!

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    1. I see... yes, Murakami is one of well known Japanese writers who have fans worldwide...

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      - lonely life
      - no wife
      - no children.
      - almost no friend (especially women)

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  18. Looking forward to part 2. Definitely intrigued.

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  19. Such an interesting story. Love that he was brave enough to open a bar.

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  21. Looking to hear about part 2!

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      The bar serves drinks, variety of foods and jazz music. After a while, Kino has few “routine” customers. Yes, the few only.

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