Novelist. While attending a women’s high school, her writing talent was acknowledged, and when she was studying at the Specialized School of Japan Women’s University (later Japan Women's University) she published the short story collection Aki (Autumn). In 1923 she started to study under Shiga Naoya, and in 1926 published another short story collection, Mitsuko. Her popular works include Kisha no Naka de (On the Train) (1940), Sakura no Hana (Sakura Flowers) (1961), Yureru Ashi (Swinging Grass) (1964) and Ichigo Ichie (Once in a Lifetime) (1967). She mainly wrote shi-shosetsu (I-novel) style stories.