Last episode, we talked about the coming of the West and the way it impacted Japanese literature.
This time we’re talking about women as they take up a prominent position in the story of Japanese literature for the first time in almost 1000 years.
Special focus on Ichiyō Higuchi and her best-beloved story "Takekurabe".
Please note that this episode mistakenly attributes quotes from Higuchi’s diary to translator Melek Ortabasi. The translations are by Kyoko Omori.
Notes and sources are available on the podcast episode webpage.