I really do love Ishiguro's style of writing. Ishiguro's description of places and events is so well done.
Masuji Ono was a renown artist who has retired after WWII. He was a political artist who now believes he made 'mistakes' in good faith. Ishiguro writes about Ono's reflection and his inner turmoil. Ono seems to not have suffered any consequences of his actions although a colleague did. Of course there is no 'good' answer to any of this.
The cultural differences between Japan and Canada are so fascinating to read about. Marraige negotiations,even relationships between people are so different. Personally I thought Ichiro was an ill-mannered little boy. But this is again obviously is a culturl difference