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Junko had run away from home on her third year in High School from Tokorozawa to this little seaside spot in Ibaraki Prefecture. She was working in a convenience store on coast highway. After sometime she found another drifter Keisuke who was two years older.
They had a sweet shop. Keisuke wished for an easy life. He was a great surfer. Junko moved in with him. After a while, she met Miyake, a painter of sorts in his 40s. He had a Kansai dialect and hence was noticed by most.
He kept his life private and did not interact with most. A friendship develops between Miyake and Junko. He can light great bonfires and Ibaraki had driftwoods coming in plenty, so he had settled there only for those. Junko loved going to those bonfires.
KIesuke accompanied her most of the times. One day in the midst of bonfire, Keisuke leaves for home leaving her alone with Miyake. Junko feels some sort of bond with him but Miyake is noncommital. THey talk about his latest painting which is an iron in a room and is called landscape with flatiron.
He does not explain what it means. I finished it three days ago. She falls asleep against him and tells him to wake her when the fire goes out. They had longings but were not aware of those. Maybe the flatiron in a room, symbolises that.
Landscape with Flatiron (アイロンのある風景)
She ran to a little place called Ibaragi where she met a boy, not much older than she, named Keisuke. While living with Keisuke and working in a convenience store, Junko met an older gentleman called Mr. Miyake was in his 40s and was not well known in the town. He had the accent of a person from Kobe, but spoke little of his past or of his family. We only really see the difference between Mr.
“Landscape with Flatiron” Write Up by Audrey Deigaard
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