Some Prefer Nettles is the story of Kaname and Misako, a Japanese couple whose marriage is quietly disintegrating. Both parties are pursuing love affairs, and neither cares to stay together, but Misako's father sees their separation as emblematic of the invasion of Western culture into Japan and tries to repair their union using traditional Japanese cultural practices. The novel explores the conflicts and collusions between East and West and the nature of romantic relationships over time.

Summary of Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki

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