“tokyo ueno station” is one of those books that i would have never found if not for someone’s recommendation.
this is a sad story about a life filled with loneliness and many misfortunes. the main character didn’t get a single break from the universe.
on the macro level, the book sheds light on classism in japanese society, attitude towards homeless people, and hardships of working class. themes that i haven’t yet encountered in my exploration of japanese literature.