Symbolism, Definition and Research
I’ve been accepted into an anthology with a ninja story I’d written around a year ago. The editor suggested a few edits and rewrites I’m working on. Through them, I’ve had to look for the meaning behind the symbolism I dropped in. For my own posterity, I’m posting this on my blog.
The working title of the piece is Shadows and Silence and the world I’m trying to set is a fusion between American wild west and a dash of feudal Japan.
White rose- in Japan, the white rose is a symbol of innocence, devotion and silence.
Red silk- Kasumi wears a red kimono when she visits the governor’s house. She is posing as a performer to get close to them to kill him, as was a classic technique used by ninja.
Kunoichi- female ninja
(more to follow as I come across it)