OZAKI Koyo

Date of Birth and Death
January 10, 1868 - Octover 30, 1903
Birthplace (modern name)
Tokyo
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure
Pen name etc.
OZAKI Tokutaro

Description

Novelist and haiku poet. Born in Tokyo. He dropped out of the Imperial University. In 1885, while studying at a preparatory school for university, he formed the Ken'yusha and issued its organ "Garakuta bunko" (Library of Odds and Ends), jointly with Bimyo Yamada and others. His breakthrough novel is "Ninin bikuni irozange" (Love Confessions of Two Nuns) of 1889, which allowed him to join the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper company in the same year. He published writings such as "Kyara makura" (Aloeswood Pillow) (1890) and "Tajo Takon" (Passions and regrets) (1896) in the Yomiuri. His very successful serial, "Konjiki Yasha" (The golden demon),began in 1897 but was left unfinished due to his death from illness. He fostered and instructed many pupils including Kyoka Izumi.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

OZAKI Koyo

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