TOYAMA Ineko

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

Description

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.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

TOYAMA Ineko

  • Portrait of TOYAMA Ineko1
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