Page 103. " About 1935 in Rokko Elementary School "

Rokkō Island, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Page 106. " young teacher, who had read us selections from Miekichi Suzuki's The Red Bird. "

The Red Bird, Akai-Tori, was a children's magazine published by Miekichi Suzuki.

Page 111. " the copper town of Ashio "