Chapters step one-nine
Twenty-one-year-old Hana Omiya, the protagonist out of Uchida’s Picture Bride to be, is found on brand new ship that’s providing their own off Japan to brand new California coast as this story begins. It is sometime in the November out-of 1917, and you may Hana enjoys decided to leave their particular town away from Oka to possess yet another lifestyle in the united states. Taro lives in Oakland. The matrimony has been setup as a result of Taro’s uncle and you can Hana’s parents. Hana advised this union therefore she you will eliminate the latest drudgeries from to get a beneficial Japanese farmer’s spouse. Taro was a decade older than Hana and you will allegedly the master out of a thriving team.
Whenever Hana first hears regarding Taro Takeda, she imagines you to a life as his spouse was less confining than just their prospects into the a decideded upon relationships within her quick town
Very she chooses to make use of this unknown people’s you desire for a partner. She solutions aside alone for the first time in her existence and you may endures the new much time sea journey. As she spends cold weather days to the ship, she fantasizes about their upcoming lifetime due to the fact partner off good merchant. This woman is optimistic one to her existence might be leisurely, which have easy luxuries. At the conclusion of the brand new excursion, she’s eager to begin their unique new lease of life. Awaiting her try Taro Takeda, the initial of numerous disappointments you to definitely diminish Hana’s aspirations. Taro is a lot more than he seems regarding the image the guy delivered their, and you may Hana begins to ponder, on conference your, in the event the this lady has made an error. Taro takes Hana so you’re able to their relatives, Kiku and Henry Toda.
Hana will remain to your Todas up until the marriage. Kiku is also an image bride-to-be and you may completely Г‡in bayanlar aЕџk arД±yor understands the difficulties one set to come to possess Hana. With Kiku Hana actually starts to read how much cash she need to alter to help you go with the newest American society. Hana’s clothes are incorrect, she observes. She has just kimonos to wear. Actually their own shoes must be altered. Kiku assists Hana build these types of styles transitions through providing her certain away from their own attire. Kiku’s enjoying personality tends to make Hana feel more relaxed. Hana along with relishes the notion of privacy, whenever Kiku now offers Hana an alternative rooms to make use of. This is the very first time one to Hana provides actually slept alone. Kiku explains you to definitely People in america thought privacy a requirement, and therefore really stands inside stark examine towards overall public conditions off Japanese lifestyle.
Into adopting the Sunday, Taro requires Hana so you can their chapel. Taro was a great Christian and very much mixed up in Japanese chapel it attend. Reverend Okada is the direct from the church and you may a pal away from Taro’s. When you look at the sermon, Reverend Okada says the difficulties the japanese congregation must face within the this new residential property, an area that’s not constantly inviting to help you Japanese confronts. Hana is actually astonished to learn so it. Pursuing the solution, Taro brings up Hana to a few regarding their other nearest and dearest, and additionally Dr. Sojiro Kaneda and Kiyoshi Yamaka, a guy next to Hana’s years exactly who shows immediate interest in Hana. Hana try flattered because of the Kiyoshi’s interest and you may discovers one to she too was interested in your. Immediately following dinner, Kiyoshi pushes Hana and you may Taro in order to Taro’s shop.
Hana is actually surprised from the shabbiness of shop, a differnt one regarding their problems. Immediately after restaurants food towards the Todas, Hana exposes their disappointment so you’re able to Kiku. Kiku tells Hana not to ever generate their own desires very huge. They are staying in a country that does not faith otherwise eg him or her, Kiku informs Hana. She following reminds Hana that she’s got started to generate Taro delighted and therefore Hana need to make the very best of it. Kiku worries about Hana while having sees brand new appeal between Hana and you may Kiyoshi. Kiku works to generate Hana’s relationships beautiful and also to hurry their occurrence. The marriage is set to take place in 2 months. Hana unwillingly adjusts in order to married life. She including becomes energetic inside the Taro’s company, providing they the new very-called female’s reach, which means she cleans and organizes the spot.