Kafka’s father is a renowned sculptor, best known for a work called “The Labyrinth.” Kafka describes him as cruel and violent, though never fully explains what he means or why he feels this way. Importantly, Koichi issues a prediction that Kafka will sleep with his own mother and older sister, who left the family when Kafka was very young. Koichi also predicts that Kafka will kill him. When Koichi is found stabbed to death in his home, police open a murder investigation. Kafka himself feels that he must be responsible, even though he was nowhere near the scene of the crime.
Koichi Tamura Quotes in Kafka on the Shore
The Kafka on the Shore quotes below are all either spoken by Koichi Tamura or refer to Koichi Tamura. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Kafka on the Shore published in 2006.).
Chapter 21 Quotes
“My father told me there was nothing I could to escape this fate. That prophecy is like a timing device buried inside my genes, and nothing can ever change it. I will kill my father and be with my mother and sister.”
Koichi Tamura Character Timeline in Kafka on the Shore
The timeline below shows where the character Koichi Tamura appears in Kafka on the Shore. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Kafka a newspaper article titled, “SCULPTOR KOICHI TAMURA STABBED TO DEATH.” The article reports that Koichi, a famous sculptor known for his work “Labyrinth” was found naked in a pool of... (full context)
...library and chats with Oshima. Hoping to find and question Kafka, the police have tracked Koichi Tamura’s stolen cell phone to Takamatsu. Oshima covers for Kafka, telling the detective that he... (full context)