An art professor with a good social status, Dr. Saito is a confident, pleasant man. Ono believes he met Dr. Saito before the war and that Dr. Saito knows his work, but Setsuko tells Ono that Taro does not think Dr. Saito was acquainted with Ono’s work or that the two older men had met. Ono’s depiction of himself as a prominent artist is called into question by Setsuko’s claim that Dr. Saito was not familiar with his work.
Dr. Saito Character Timeline in An Artist of the Floating World
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...agrees that the war has interrupted the normal course of Noriko’s life. Setsuko brings up Dr. Saito , and then Dr. Saito’s acquaintance with Kuroda. She says she remembers when Kuroda used... (full context)
...career was a negative influence, and Kuroda is likely one of these people. Ono thinks Dr. Saito is watching him carefully, as a teacher watches a pupil. Ono continues, saying that he... (full context)