I've finished Kazuo Ishiguro's "A Pale View of Hills ". The author is a Japanese born British and the story was about a Japanese woman who lived in the Britain. She lost her Japanese born daughter and she remembered her old days in Japan.
Ishiguro described typical old Japanese society well in the novel even he had left Japan when he was 5.
Many short episodes are included and these are vague and beautiful. I highly recommend this novel.