Before the coffee gets cold: Time traveling to preserve the Japanese family institution

Authors

  • Nitiporn Suwanprasit
  • Areeya Hutinta Silpakorn University

Keywords:

Fantasy, Japanese family institution, Time traveling

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the preservation of Japanese family institutions, by using fantastical elements as a literary technique.

The findings revealed that the four characters' problems could reflect the expectations of Japanese society regarding the preservation of family institutions. The problems include developing relationships, building a family, maintaining marital relations, and being responsible for one’s own role and duty as a member in the family. However, the author uses a time travel literary technique for helping the characters to understand the problems, find solutions, and return to fix the current problems so that the family institutions can continue to exist.

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Published

2022-06-27

How to Cite

Suwanprasit, N., & Hutinta, A. (2022). Before the coffee gets cold: Time traveling to preserve the Japanese family institution. THE​ LIBERAL​ ARTS​ JOURNAL, MAHIDOL​ UNIVERSITY​, 5(1), 91–142. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/lajournal/article/view/255582