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As part of a project for Professor Sufumi So's "Food in Japanese Literature" course at George Mason University, I have researched how a foreign reader might misinterpret or differently interpret Japanese literature due to a lack of understanding of subtle cultural meanings and cues. Although it is hardly the only example of such potential for misunderstanding, I have used food as the focus for this project, since it is the class topic. My goal is to demonstrate that a little bit of extra research can lead to a much greater depth of literary analysis.

Bearing in mind that I am not Japanese, all of the potential interpretations herein are mine, based on my limited undergraduate research, and may not have anything to do with actual Japanese perceptions.

   
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