OTSUKA Kusuoko

Date of Birth and Death
August 9, 1875 - November 9, 1910
Birthplace (modern name)
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure
Pen name etc.
Kusuo (real name), Naoko


Novelist and poet. After graduating from a women's school affiliated with Tokyo Women's Normal School (later, Ochanomizu University), she studied poetry and novel writing under Sasaki Nobutsuna and Natsume Soseki. In 1895 she published Kureyuku Aki (Autumn Deepens) in the magazine Bungaku Kurabu. In 1905 she released the anti-war poem Ohyakudo Moude (One Hundred Visits to Shrine) in the magazine Taiyo (The Sun) and received attention along with Yosano Akiko.


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OTSUKA Kusuoko

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