The Question and Answer section for Snow Falling on Cedars is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Hatsue has been forbidden to see Ishmael even though she loves him. Taking money from him would not look good and complicate their relationship.
In chapter 29, Alvin Hooks directs the jurors to consider Kabuo's eyes and face when they decide their verdict. He is implying that simply being Japanese is grounds for guilt.
Mrs. Shigamura teaches Hatsue traditional tea-making, calligraphy, and still painting. Hatsue comes to appreciate her culture and find comfort in the simplicity of art through Mrs. Shagamura.