In the novel Obasan, the protagonist goes through a dream sequence. There are three dreams that she experiences that are inter-realated. The dreams have a relationship between the loss of her parents, and the fears about the war that is taking place while the story is being told. This essay will explore these three dreams and uncover the significance of the dreams to their inter-relationship.

The first dream that Naomi encounters in the inter-related dream sequence was in chapter six. This dream talks about how Naomi is in a forest and how there is a man and wife. The man has a well trained “lion dog”(29). Naomi sees her uncle doing a flower dance, which is a ritual of the dead. During this time the man, who

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