Toyama, Ineko (1874 - 1912)

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Occupation, Status Literary Figure
Birthplace(modern name) Saitama
Date of Birth and Death Feb. 1, 1874 - Oct. 5, 1912


Born in Saitama. In 1888, she entered at Kaisei Jogakkan (Kaisei Girls' School) located at Kojimachi Rokuban-cho. She became known for composing tanka, studying under Masakaze Takasaki. In 1894, she married Eiichi Toyama, the staff of Outadokoro (Imperial Poetry Bureau). In 1906, her tanka poem written on the subject of "Shinnen-ga" (New Year's river) won the New Year Imperial Poetry Contest. She edited "Takasaki Masakaze Enzetsu Hikki" (1901), and "Uta Monogatari" (1912), in which she gathered and wrote down what she heard from Takasaki Masakaze. The collection of her own poems, "Ineko Iko" (Ineko's posthumous works) (1913), is also well-known.

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Source:Kindai Meishi no Omokage vol.1
Call no.:419-34
Monochrome, 8.1×11.1 cm