KAWAKAMI Bizan

Date of Birth and Death
April 16, 1869 - June 15, 1908
Birthplace (modern name)
Osaka
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure
Pen name etc.
KAWAKAMI Akira (real name), Enpa Sanjin (pen name)

Description

Novelist. After becoming acquainted with Ozaki Koyo and Yamada Bimyo, he joined the writers’ group Kenyu-sha in 1886. He published Sumizome Zakura in the magazine Garakuta Bunko in 1890. He dropped out of the Imperial University of Tokyo and after publishing works like Shizuhata and Shirafuji in 1893, he interacted with contributors to the magazine Bungaku-kai. Publishing some works like Shoki-kan (The Chief Secretary) (1896), which was referred to as a Kannen Shosetsu (social novel), he became a sought-after writer. Later he published travel journals and Kannon Iwa (1903-07), a novel set in a rural area in feudal society, but committed suicide in 1908.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

KAWAKAMI Bizan

  • Portrait of KAWAKAMI Bizan1

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