The preface to the first episode and now this one giving a brief description of Mushi suggests that they are an analog for spirits. If that was the case however, why have the entire work revolve around Mushi rather than spirits? 853 more words
Here is a post by the blog "Summer Shakespeare at New Paltz" discussing Ophelia in Hamlet Act IV Scene V, when she hands flowers out to everyone, matching the symbolism with the respective personality/character. Head over to my Ravelry group thread to take part in the discussion, or leave a comment here to let us know what you think!