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Shimenawa by Naoko Kumagai

Shimenawa by Naoko Kumagai

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1. Shimenawa is rice straw or hemp. It is festooned in some sacred landmark. The short story is entitled that way because 2. Onigiri may be wrapped with seaweed and could be similar to sandwich by the West. Onigiri is a 3. The main characters in the story were 4. "E tadaki mas," my uncle said. Jiro picked up onigiri, a rice ball, with his hands and mashed it into his mouth. The one telling the story was 5. The setting of the story was in East Asia. Specifically, the setting was in Japan because (prove your answer by extracting the text to justify your answer)_ 6. Asia is known for having a closed family ties. The family tradition being presented in the story was 7. The story shared a specific culture in the country. The culture shared was 8. In the story, Jiro was not eating properly, so Kazuya stood up and roughly pulled Jiro. Write what Kazuya did to Jiro. 9. Kazuya did something hard to Jiro. Write the reason why Kazuya did that kind of punishment to Jiro. 10. Years had passed. And Jiro could not recall what happened before. Write what positive effect the incident has brought to Jiro.

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