A woman with whom young Hatsue studies traditional Japanese culture. Like Fujiko, Mrs. Shigemura emphasizes the differences between the Japanese and the hakujin (white people). Hatsue often thinks back to what Mrs. Shigemura taught her when she feels torn between her love for Ishmael and her duty to honor her family.
Mrs. Shigemura Character Timeline in Snow Falling on Cedars
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Shigemura appears in Snow Falling on Cedars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...old and elegant. She picks strawberries during the summer. During Hatsue’s childhood, a woman named Mrs. Shigemura had taught Hatsue the cultural traditions a young Japanese girl should know, such as how... (full context)
...were high school seniors: In the cedar tree, Hatsue tells Ishmael about her training with Mrs. Shigemura , about how she’d been strongly advised to marry a Japanese boy. She feels that... (full context)