|Week||Start Date||Chapter Names||Page Count|
|Week 2||Jan 8th||「大惨劇」、「琴爪の新用途」、「鎌と琴柱」||~30.5|
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Previous Proper Nouns
|井上 英三||いのうえ えいぞう||Narrator’s friend (Chapter 1: 三本指の男) (Week 1)|
|一柳 賢蔵||いちやなぎ けんぞう||Head of the family, eldest son, 40 yo, philosopher, lives with his parents|
|一柳 糸子||いちやなぎ いとこ||Kenzou’s mother, widow, 57 yo (Chapter 2: 本陣の末裔)|
|一柳 妙子||いちやなぎ たえこ||Second child, eldest daughter, lives in Shanghai|
|一柳 隆二||いちやなぎ りゅうじ||Third child, second son, 35yo, doctor in Osaka|
|一柳 三郎||いちやなぎ さぶろう||Fourth child, third son, 25yo, lives with his parents|
|一柳 鈴子||いちやなぎ すずこ||Fifth child, second daughter, 17yo, lives with her parents|
|一柳 良介||いちやなぎ りょうすけ||Cousin of the five children, 38yo|
|一柳 秋子||いちやなぎ あきこ||良介’s wife|
|久保 克子||くぼ かつこ||賢蔵’s fiancé|
|久保 林吉||くぼ りんきち||克子’s father, deceased, fruit farmer|
|久保 銀造||くぼ ぎんぞう||克子’s uncle and the one who raised her/supports her|