A Brief History of Japanese Literature

by Piero Scaruffi (E-mail)
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I started writing the names with last name first and then first name, as customary in Japan, but then i changed my mind to be consistent with the timelines of other literatures. I need a volunteer to fix this problem. Contact me if you can find out which ones are the first names and which ones are the last names.
The dates of ancient works are obviously wildly approximate.
See Steve Moore: "The Novel" for synopses of the ancient narratives.


"Kojiki/ Record of Ancient Matters" (Japan, 712) [h]
"Nihon Shoki/ Chronicle of Japan" (Japan, 720) [h]
"Fudoki/ Records of Wind and Earth" (8th c) [h]
Keikai (Japan, 7##): "Nihon Ryoiki" (Japan, 80#)
Kukai (Japan, 774): "Jujushinron/ The Ten Stages of Religious Consciousness" (830) [h]
Kukai (Japan, 774): "Sango Shiki/ Three Teachings" (797)
"Manyoshu/ Collection of Ten Thousand Leaf" (Japan, 760) [p]
Yamanoueno Okura (Japan, 660): "Poems in Manyoshu" (7##) [p]
Otomono Yakamochi (Japan, 71#): "Poems in Manyoshu" (7##) [p]
Otomo no Tabito (Japan, 665): "Poems in Manyoshu" (7##) [p]
Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (Japan, 685): "Dialogue on Povery" (7##) [p] +
Sakanoue no Iratsume (Japan, 7##): "Poems in Manyoshu" (7##) [p]
Otomo no Yakamochi (Japan, 718): "Poems in Manyoshu" (7##) [p]
"Rikkokushi/ Six National Histories" (Japan, 901) [h]
"Ise Monogatari" (Japan, 90#) [p] +
"Yamati Monogatari" (Japan, 9##) [p] +
"Shomonki/ Masakado's Rebellion" (Japan, 94#) +
"Heichu Monogatari" (Japan, 96#) [p] +
"Kokin Wakashu/ Collection of Poems from Ancient and Modern Times" (Japan, 905) [p]
"Kanke Bunso" (900) [p]
"Kanke Koshu" (903) [p]
Ariwara no Narihira (Japan, 826): "Poems in Kokinshu" (905) [p]
Sugawara no Michizane (Japan, 845): "Poems in Kanke Bunso and Kanke Koshu" (903) [p] +
Kino Tsurayuki (Japan, 868): "Poems in Kokinshu" (905) [p]
Ono no Komachi (Japan, 8##): "Poems in Kokinshu" (905) [p]
"Kokinshu/ Collection from Ancient and Modern Times" (Japan, 905) [p] +
"Taketori Monogatari/ Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" (Japan, 909) +
"Utsuho Monogatari/ Hollow Tree" (Japan, 97#)
"Ochikubo Monogatari/ Lady Ochikubo" (Japan, 98#)
"Eiga Monogatari/ Tale of Glory" (Japan, 11##) [h]
Sei Shonagon (Japan, 965): "Makura Soshi/ The Pillow Book" (996) [h]
Ki Tsurayuki (Japan, 9##): "Poems in Kokinshu" (905) [p] +
Ki Tsurayuki (Japan, 9##): "Tosa Nikki/ Tosa Diary" (935) [h]
"Kagero Nikki/ Gossamer Years" (Japan, 99#) [h]
Murasaki Shikibu (Japan, 973): "Genji Monogatari" (100#) ++
Izumi Shikibu (Japan, 974): "Poems" (100#) [p]
Izumi Shikibu (Japan, 974): "Diary" (100#) [h]
"Konjaku Monogatari/ Tales of a Time That Is Now Past" (Japan, 1004) +
"Okagami Monogatari" (Japan, 105#)
Lady Sarashina (Japan, 1003): "Sarashina Nikki/ As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams" (106#)
"Hamamatsu Chunagon Monogatari" (Japan, 107#)
"Yoru no Nezame/ Tale of Nezame" (Japan, 108#)
"Eiga/Eigwa Monogatari" (Japan, 11##)
Saigyo (Japan, 1113): "Poems in Shin Kokinshu" (120#) [p] +
Sato "Saigyo" Norikiyo (Japan, 1118): "Sankashu/ The Mountain Hermitage" (1180) [p]
"Sanjurokunin kashu/ Anthologies of Thirty-Six Poets" (12th c)
Kamono Chomei (Japan, 1153): "Hojoki/ The Ten-Foot Square Hut: (1212)
Kamo Cho-mei (Japan, 1155): "Hojoki/ An Account of My Hut" (121#) [h]
"Shin Kokinshu/ New Collection of Poems from Ancient and Modern Times" (Japan, 120#) [p]
Fujiwara Teika (Japan, 1162): "Poems in Shin Kokinshu" (120#) [p] +
Fujiwara Teika (Japan, 1162): "Matsura no Miya Monogatari" (119#)
"Mumyozoshi/ Story Without a Name" (Japan, 120#)
"Ariake no Wakare/ Partings at Dawn" (Japan, 119#)
"Torikaebaya Monogatari/ The Changelings" (Japan, 117#)
"Gukwansho/Gukanso" (Japan, 122#) [h]
"Shobogenzo/ Treasury of the True Dharma Eye" (Japan, 1237) [h]
Muju (Japan, 1226): "Shasekishu" (1279)
Yoshida/Hoshi Kenko (Japan, 1283): "Tsurezuregusa/ Essays in Idleness" (133#) [h]
Kitabatake Chikafusa (Japan, 1293): "Jinnoshotoki" (1339) [h]
Kakuichi (13##): "Heike Monogatari/ Tale of Heike" (1371) +
Kojima (13##): "Taiheiki/ CHronicle of the Grand Pacification" (137#)
Nijo Yoshimoto (Japan, 1320): "Renga poems" (1356) [p]
Kanami Mototsugu (Japan, 1333): "Matsukaze" (13##) [t] +
"Taiheiki/ Chronicle of the Great Peace" (Japan, 134#) [h]
Zeami Motokiyo (Japan, 1363): "Nonomiya/ The Shrine in the Fields" (13##) [t]
Zeami Motokiyo (Japan, 1363): "Fushi Kaden/ The Transmission of the Flower of Acting Style" (1400) [h]
"Soga Monogatari" (140#)
"Gikeiki/ Yoshitsune" (141#)
Shinkei (Japan, 1407): "Renga poems" (14##) [p]
Sogi (Japan, 1421): "Minase Sangin Hyakuin" (1488) [p] +
Sogi (Japan, 1421): "Renga poems" (14##) [p] +
Ihara Saikaku (Japan, 1642): "Haikai Oyakazu" (1677) [p]
Ihara Saikaku (Japan, 1642): "Saikaku Oyakazu" (1681) [p]
Ihara Saikaku (Japan, 1642): "Koshoku Ichidai Otoko/ The Life of a Man Who Lived for Love" (1682)
Ihara Saikaku (Japan, 1642): "Koshoku Gonin Onna/ Five Women Who Chose Love" (1686)
Ihara Saikaku (Japan, 1642): "Koshoku Ichidai Onna/ The Life of a Woman in Love" (1686) +
Ihara Saikaku (Japan, 1642): "Saikaku Oridome" (1693)
Matsui Basho (Japan, 1644): "Haiku poems" (1694) [p] +
Matsui Basho (Japan, 1644): "Oku no Hosomichi/ Narrow Road to Oku" (1702) [h]
Chikamatsu Monzaemon (Japan, 1653): "Kokusenya Kassen/ The Battles of Coxinga" (1715) [t]
Chikamatsu Monzaemon (Japan, 1653): "Sonezaki Shinju/ The Love Suicides at Sonezaki" (1703) [t] +
Arai Hakuseki (Japan, 1657): "Koshitsu" (1716) [h]
Tashiro Tsuramoto (16##): "Hagakure/ In the Shadow of Leaves" (1716) [h]
Ejima Kiseki (Japan, 1667): "Keisei Kintaki" (1711)
Taniguchi Buson (Japan, 1716): "Poems" (1783) [p]
Tanishi Kingyo (Japan, 17##): "Geisha Yobukodori" (1777)
Takeda Izumo (Japan, 17##): "Kanadehon Chushingura/ The Syllabary Book of the Loyal Retainers" (1748) [h]
Hiraga Gennai (Japan, 1729): "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" (1794) [t]
Hiraga Gennai (Japan, 1729): "Furyu Shidoken-den/ The Elegant Tale of Shidoken" (1763)
Ueda Akinari (Japan, 1734): "Ugetsu Monogatari/ Tales of Moonlight and Rain" (1776)
Ueda Akinari (Japan, 1734): "Harusame Monogatari/ Tales of Spring Rain" (1809)
Koikawa Harumachi (Japan, 1744): "Kinkin Sensei Eiga no Yume" (1755)
Kan Sazan (Japan, 1748): "Poems" (1827) [p]
Tsuruya Nanboku (Japan, 1755): "O Some Hisamatsu Ukina No Yomi-uri" (1813) [t]
Tsuruya Nanboku (Japan, 1755): "Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan/ The Ghost of Yotsuya" (1825) [t] +
Santo Kyoden (Japan, 1761): "Edo Umare Uwaki No Kabayaki/ The Love Affairs of an Edo Lad" (1785)
Santo Kyoden (Japan, 1761): "Tsugen Somagaki/ The Great House of Pleasure" (1787)
Santo Kyoden (Japan, 1761): "Udonge Monogatari" (1804)
Santo Kyoden (Japan, 1761): "Sakurahime Zenden Akebonozoshi" (1805) +
Santo Kyoden (Japan, 1761): "Mukashigatari Inazumabyoshi" (1806)
Shikitei Sanba (Japan, 1778): "Tatsumi Fugen" (1798)
Shikitei Sanba (Japan, 1778): "Odokebanashi Ukiyofuro" (1813) +
Shikitei Sanba (Japan, 1778): "Ukiyodoko" (1823) +
Ikeda Hachiuemon (Japan, 1778): "Hanagoyomi Hasshojin" (1849)
Tamenaga Shunsui (Japan, 1789): "Shunshoku Umegoyomi/ Plum Calendar" (1833) +
Tamenaga Shunsui (Japan, 1789): "Iroha Bunko" (1842)
Kyoku Sanjin (Japan, 1790): "Ko San Kingoro Kanamajiri Musume No Setsuyo" (1834)
Hiraga Kunitomo (Japan, 1728): "Nenashigusa" (1769)
Hiraga Kunitomo (Japan, 1728): "Furyu Shidokenden" (1763)
Ryutei Tanehito (Japan, 1783): "Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji" (1842)
Takizawa Bakin (Japan, 1767): "Nanso Satomi Hakkenden/ Satomi and the Eight Dogs" (1841)
Takizawa Bakin (Japan, 1767): "Chinsetsu Yumiharizuki/ The Crescent Moon" (1811)
Kobayashi Issa (Japan, 1763): "Haiku poems" (1825) [p] +
Jippensha Ikku (Japan, 1765): "Tokai Dochu Hizakurige/ Journey on Foot" (1809) +
Kawatake Mokuami (Japan, 1816): "Sannin Kichisa - Kuruwa no Hatsukai/ Three Kichisa - First Night in the Pleasure Quarter" (1860) [t]
Kanagaki Robun (Japan, 1829): "Seiyo Dochu Hizakurige/ Journey on Foot to the West" (1876)
Yoshida Shoin (Japan, 1830): "Shoin Shiko/ Shoin's Poetic Drafts" (1859) [p]
Shiba Shiro (Japan, 1852): "Kajin no Kigu/ Chance Meetings with Beautiful Women" (1885)
Tsubouchi Shoyo (Japan, 1859): "Kiri Hitoha" (1894) [t]
Mori Ogai (Japan, 1862): "Maihime/ Dancing Girl" (1890)
Mori Ogai (Japan, 1862): "Gan/ Wild Goose" (1913)
Mori Ogai (Japan, 1862): "Okitsu Yagoemon No Isho/ The Last Testament of Okitsu Yagoemon" (1912) +
Mori Ogai (Japan, 1862): "Sansho Dayu/ Sansho the Bailiff" (1915)
Mori Ogai (Japan, 1862): "Sakai Jiken/ The Sakai Incident" (1914)
Futabatei Shimei (Japan, 1864): "Ukigumo/ Drifting Clouds" (1889) +
Koda Rohan (Japan, 1867): "Furyubutsu" (1889)
Koda Rohan (Japan, 1867): "Gojunoto/ The Pagoda" (1891)
Ozaki Koyo (Japan, 1867): "Konjiki Yasha/ Usurer" (1902)
Masaoka Shiki (Japan, 1867): "Haiku Poems" (1902) [p]
Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Wagahai Wa Neko De Aru/ I am a Cat" (1906) +
Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Botchan" (1906)
Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Sanshiro" (1908)
Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Kokoro/ Mind" (1912) +
Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Michi Kusa/ Grass on the Road" (1914)
Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Sorekara/ And Then" (1909)
Higuchi Ichiyo (Japan, 1872): "O-tsugomori" (1894)
Higuchi Ichiyo (Japan, 1872): "Takekurabe/ Comparing Heights" (1895) +
Higuchi Ichiyo (Japan, 1872): "Nigorie" (1895)
Higuchi Ichiyo (Japan, 1872): "Ju-sanya"(1895)
Higuchi Ichiyo (Japan, 1872): "Mon/ The Gate"(1910)
Izumi Kyoka (Japan, 1873): "Gekashitsu/ The Operating Room" (1895)
Izumi Kyoka (Japan, 1873): "Ko-yahijiri/ The Holy Man of Mount Koya" (1900) +
Izumi Kyoka (Japan, 1873): "Uta Andon" (1910) +
Izumi Kyoka (Japan, 1873): "Ruko Shinso" (1939)
Tayama Katai (Japan, 1871): "Futon" (1907)
Shimakazi Toson (Japan, 1872): "Hakai/ Broken Commandment" (1906)
Shimakazi Toson (Japan, 1872): "Shinshei" (1919)
Yosano Akiko (Japan, 1878): "Midaregami" (1901) [p] +
Arishima Takeo (Japan, 1878): "Aru Onna/ A Woman" (1919)
Nagai Kafu (Japan, 1879): "Sumidagawa/ River Sumida" (1909)
Nagai Kafu (Japan, 1879): "Ude Kurabe/ Geisha in Rivalry" (1916)
Nagai Kafu (Japan, 1879): "Bokuto Kitan/ A Strange Tale from East of the River" (1937) +
Hajime Kawakami (Japan, 1879): "Jijoden/ Autobiography" (1946)
Masamune Hakucho (Japan, 1879): "Doro Ningyo/ Clay Doll" (1911)
Nagatsuka Takashi (Japan, 1879): "Tsuchi/ Earth" (1912)
Saito Mokichi (Japan, 1882): "Shakko/ Redlight" (1913) [p]
Saito Mokichi (Japan, 1882): "Aratama/ Uncut Gems" (1921) [p]
Shiga Naoya (Japan, 1883): "Han no Hanzai/ Han's Crime" (1913)
Shiga Naoya (Japan, 1883): "Anya Koro/ A Dark Night's Passing" (1921) +
Takamura Kotaro (Japan, 1883): "Poems" (1956) [p]
Ishikawa Takuboku (Japan, 1885): "Warera no Ichidan to Kare/ The Group and Him" (1910)
Ishikawa Takuboku (Japan, 1885): "Ichiaku no Suna/ A Fistful of Sand" (1910) [p] +
Ishikawa Takuboku (Japan, 1885): "Kanashiki Gangu/ Sad Toys" (1912) [p] +
Nakazato Kaizan (Japan, 1885): "Daibosatsu Toge" (1941)
Nogami Yaeko (Japan, 1885): "Meiro/ The Maze" (1956)
Kinoshita Mokutaro (Japan, 1885): "Shokugo no Uta/ Songs After Eating" (1919) [p]
Kitahara Hakushu (Japan, 1885): "Jashumon/ Secret Songs of the Heretics" (1909) [p]
Mushakoji Saneatsu (Japan, 1885): "Yoshiko" (1908)
Hagiwara Sakutaro (Japan, 1886): "Tsuki ni Hoeru/ Howling at the Moon" (1917) [p] +
Hagiwara Sakutaro (Japan, 1886): "Aoneko/ Blue Cat" (1923)

Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Momoku Monogatari/ A Blind Man's Tale" (1931)
Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Ashikari/ Reed Cutter" (1932) +
Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Shunkinsho/ Portrait of Shunkin" (1932) +
Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Sasameyuki/ Makioka Sisters" (1948) ++
Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Tade-kuu Mushi/ Some Prefer Nettles" (1928) +
Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Rashomon" (1915)
Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Daido-ji Shinsuke no hansei/ The Early Life of Daidoji Shinsuke" (1925)
Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Kesa to Morito" (1915) +
Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Kamigami no Bisho/ The Faint Smiles of the Gods" (1921)
Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Kappa" (1927)
Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Aru Aho no Issho/ The Life of a Fool" (1927) +
Eiji Yoshikawa (Japan, 1892): "Naruto Hitcho/ Secret Record of Naruto" (193#)
Taro Hirai/ Edogawa Rampo (1894): "Inju/ Beast in the Shadows" (1928)
Taro Hirai/ Edogawa Rampo (1894): "D-zaka no satsujin jiken/ Case of the Murder on D-Slope" (1925)
Taro Hirai/ Edogawa Rampo (1894): "Yane-ura no Sanposha/ The Stalker in the Attic" (1925)
Taro Hirai/ Edogawa Rampo (1894): "Ningen Isu/ The Human Chair" (1925)
Taro Hirai/ Edogawa Rampo (1894): "Koto no oni/ The Demon of the Lonely Isle" (1930)
Kenji Miyazawa (Japan, 1896): "Poems" (Haru to Shura/ Spring and the Asura" (1923) [p]
Kenji Miyazawa (Japan, 1896): "Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru/ Night on the Galactic Railroad" (1934) +
Osaragi Jiro (Japan, 1897): "Tenno no Seiki/ The Century of the Emperor" (1973)
Kuroshima Denji (Japan, 1898): "Buso Seru Shigai/ Militarized Streets" (1930)
Tsuboi Shigeji (Japan, 1898): "Poems" (1975) [p]
Yokomitsu Riichi (Japan, 1898): "Ryoshu" (1946)
Ibuse Masuji (Japan, 1898) "Kuroi Ame/ Black Rain" (1969) +
Ishikawa Jun (Japan, 1899): "Fugen" (1936) +
Ishikawa Jun (Japan, 1899): "Mrusu no Uta/ The Song of Mars" (1938)
Ishikawa Jun (Japan, 1899): "Taka" (1953)
Miyamoto Yuriko (Japan, 1899): "Nobuko" (1926)

Yasunari Kawabata (Japan, 1899): "Yukiguni/ Snow Country" (1937) +
Yasunari Kawabata (Japan, 1899): "Sembazuru/ Thousand Cranes" (1951) +
Yasunari Kawabata (Japan, 1899): "Meijin/ The Master of Go" (1954) +
Yasunari Kawabata (Japan, 1899): "Yama no Oto/ The Sound of the Mountain" (1954) +
Yasunari Kawabata (Japan, 1899): "Nemureru Bijo/ House of Sleeping Beauties" (1961)
Tsuboi Sakae (Japan, 1900) "Niju-shi no Hitomi/ Twenty-Four Eyes" (1952)
Oguma Hideo (Japan, 1901): "Poems" (1940) [p]
Kobayashi Takiji (Japan, 1903): "Kanikosen/ Cannery Boat" (1929)
Hayashi Fusao (Japan, 1903): "Musuko no Seishun/ My Son's Youth" (1951)
Fumiko Hayashi (1903): "Horoki/ Vagabond's Song" (1927)
Fumiko Hayashi (1903): "Ukigumo/ Floating Clouds" (1951)
Youstol Dispage (1903): "Piero Scaruffi" (1939) [p]
Koda Aya (Japan, 1904): "Nagareru" (1956)
Ishikawa Tatsuzo (Japan, 1905): "Sobo" (1935)
Enchi Fumiko (Japan, 1905): "Himojii Tsukihi/ Days of Hunger" (1953)
Enchi Fumiko (Japan, 1905): "Onna zaka/ The Waiting Years" (1957)
Hino Ashihei (Japan, 1907): "Funnyo-tan" (1937)
Inoue Yasushi (Japan, 1907): "Togyu" (1950)
Inoue Yasushi (Japan, 1907): "Tempyo no Iraka/ The Roof Tile of Tempyo" (1957)
Nakahara Chuya (Japan, 1907): "Yagi no Uta/ Goat Songs" (1934) [p]
Nakahara Chuya (Japan, 1907): "Arishi Hi no Uta (Songs of Bygone Days" (1937) [p]
Osamu Dazai (Japan, 1909): "Shayo/ Setting Sun" (1947) +
Osamu Dazai (Japan, 1909): "Ningen Shikkaku/ No Longer Human (1948) +
Ooka Shohei (Japan, 1909): "Nobi/ Fires on the Plain" (1951)
Atsushi Nakajima (Japan, 1909): "Sangetsuki/ Tiger Poet" (1942)
Fukazawa Shichiro (Japan, 1914): "Narayama Bushiko/ The Ballad of Narayama" (1956)
Kinoshita Junji (Japan, 1914): "Yuzuru" (1950) [t] +
Noma Hiroshi (Japan, 1915): "Shinku Chitai/ Zone of Emptiness" (1952)
Noma Hiroshi (Japan, 1915): "Seinen no Wa/ Ring of Youth" (1971)
Shimao Toshio (Japan, 1917): "Ware Fukaki Fuchi Yori" (1954) +
Shimao Toshio (Japan, 1917): "Shi no Toge/ The Sting of Death" (1960)
Shimao Toshio (Japan, 1917): "Hi no Utsuroi/ Account of a Wild Monkey" (1977)
Minakami Tsutomu (Japan, 1919): "Furaipan no Uta/ Song of the Frying Pan" (1952)
Yoshioka Minoru (Japan, 1919): "Soryo/ Monks" (1958) [p]
Jakucho Setouchi (Japan, 1922): "Hana ni Toe" (1992)
Tamura Ryuichi (Japan, 1923): "Poems" (1998) [p]
Shusaku Endo (Japan, 1923): "Chinmoku/ Silence" (1966) +
Yoshiyuki Junnosuke (Japan, 1923): "Shu-u/ Sudden Shower" (1954)
Yoshiyuki Junnosuke (Japan, 1923): "Anshitsu/ The Dark Room" (1969)
Yoshiyuki Junnosuke (Japan, 1923): "Yugure Made/ Until Evening" (1978) +
Kimifusa Abe/ Kobo Abe (Japan, 1924): "Suna no Onna/ Woman in the Dunes" (1962) +
Kimifusa Abe/ Kobo Abe (Japan, 1924): "Moetsukita Chizu/ Ruined Map" (1967)
Kimifusa Abe/ Kobo Abe (Japan, 1924): "Tomodachi/ Friends" (1967) [t]
Kimifusa Abe/ Kobo Abe (Japan, 1924): "Bo ni Natta Otoko/ The Man Who Turned Into a Stick" (1969) [t]
Kimifusa Abe/ Kobo Abe (Japan, 1924): "Hako Otoko/ Box Man" (1974) [t]
Kimitake Hiraoka/ Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Hanjo" (1956) [t]
Kimitake Hiraoka/ Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Kamen no Kokuhaku/ Confessions of a Mask" (1948) +
Kimitake Hiraoka/ Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Kinkaku-ji/ The Temple of the Golden Pavilion" (1956) +
Kimitake Hiraoka/ Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Haru no Yuki/ Spring Snow" (1968)
Kimitake Hiraoka/ Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Honba/ Runaway Horses" (1969)
Kimitake Hiraoka/ Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Akatsuki no Tera/ Temple of Dawn" (1970)
Kimitake Hiraoka/ Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "o-jo-no Umi/ The Sea of Fertility" (1970) +
Maruya Saiichi (Japan, 1925): "Toshi No Nokori/ The Rest of the Year" (1968)
Maruya Saiichi (Japan, 1925): "Tatta Hitori No Hanran/ Singular Rebellion" (1972) +
Tsuji Kunio (Japan, 1925): "Kairo- nite/ In the Corridor" (1963)
Tsuji Kunio (Japan, 1925): "Saigyo Kaden/ Life of Saigyo" (1995)
Ko-no Taeko (Japan, 1926): "Kani/ Crab" (1963)
Ko-no Taeko (Japan, 1926): "Fui no Koe/ A Sudden Voice" (1969)
Tsujii Takashi (Japan, 1927): "Niji no Misaki/ Rainbow Cape" (1994)
Kaga Otohiko (Japan, 1929): "Kaerazaru Natsu/ A Summer Long Gone" (1973)
Hino Keizo (Japan, 1929): "Ano Yu-hi/ The Evening Sun" (1974)
Hino Keizo (Japan, 1929): "Sakyu ga Ugoku Yo Ni" (1986)
Oba Minako (Japan,, 1930): "Sanbiki no Kani/ Three Crabs" (1968)
Oba Minako (Japan,, 1930): "Katachi mo Naku" (1982)
Hayashi Kyo-ko (Japan, 1930): "Naki ga Gotoki/ As if Nothing Had Happened" (1980)
Hayashi Kyo-ko (Japan, 1930): "Michi/ The Path" (1990)
Akiyuki Nosaka (Japan, 1930): "Hotaru no Haka/ Grave of the Fireflies" (1967)
Akiyuki Nosaka (Japan, 1930): "Erogotoshitachi/ The Pornographers" (1963)
Makoto Ooka (Japan, 1931): "What the Kite Thinks" (1994) [p]
Kazuko Shiraisho (Japan, 1931): "Tamago no Furu Machi/ The City Where It Rains Eggs" (1951) [p]
Goto Meisei (Japan, 1932): "Yoshino-dayu/ The Courtesan Yoshino" (1981)
Takai Yuichi (Japan, 1932): "Kita no Kawa/ Northern Stream" (1965)
Takai Yuichi (Japan, 1932): "Kono Kuni no Sora/ This Country's Sky" (1984)
Kuroi Senji (Japan, 1932): "Gunsei/ Life in the Cul-de-Sac" (1984)
Inoue Hisashi (Japan, 1933): "Nihonjin no Heso" (1969) [t]
Inoue Hisashi (Japan, 1933): "Ame" (1969) [t]
Inoue Hisashi (Japan, 1933): "Kirikiri-Jin" (1982)
Inoue Hisashi (Japan, 1933): "Shanhai Mun" (1991) +
Ishihara Shintaro (Japan, 1933): "Taiyo no Kisetsu" (1956)
Yoshio Aramaki (Japan, 1933): "Yawarakai Tokei/ Soft Clocks" (1968) +
Yoshio Aramaki (Japan, 1933): "Konpeki no Kantai/ Deep Blue Fleet" (1992)
Yasutaka Tsutsui (Japan, 1934): "Toki o Kakeru Shojo" (1967)
Yasutaka Tsutsui (Japan, 1934): "Yumenokizaka Bunkiten/ Dreamtree Hill Junction" (1987)
Yasutaka Tsutsui (Japan, 1934): "Paprika" (1993)
Kenzaburo Oe (Japan, 1935): "Kojinteki no Taiken/ Personal Matter" (1964) +
Kenzaburo Oe (Japan, 1935): "Manen Gannen no Futtobo-ru/ Silent Cry" (1967) +
Kenzaburo Oe (Japan, 1935): "Torikae Ko/ The Changeling" (2000)
Miki Taku (Japan, 1935): "Tokyo Gozen Sanji/ 3 AM in Tokyo" (1966) [p]
Miki Taku (Japan, 1935): "Roji" (1997)
Yoshikichi Furui (Japan, 1937): "Yoko" (1971)
Yoshikichi Furui (Japan, 1937): "Asagao/ Morning Glory" (1983) +
Yoshikichi Furui (Japan, 1937): "On Nakayama Hill" (1986)
Yoshikichi Furui (Japan, 1937): "The White-haired Melody" (1997)
Mutsuo Takahashi (Japan, 1937): "Homeuta/ Ode" (1975) [p]
Goro Yoshimazu (Japan, 1939): "Goro-goro" (2004) [p]
Ikezawa Natsuki (Japan, 1945): "Masiasu Giri No Shikkyaku/ The Fall of Macias Guili" (1993)
Kiyoko Murata (Japan, 1945): "Nabe no naka/ In The Pot" (1987)
Kiyoko Murata (Japan, 1945): "Hizoku" (2019)
Nakagami Kenji (Japan, 1946): "Misaki/ The Cape" (1975)
Takagi Nobuko (Japan, 1946): "Toko no Ki" (1999)
Koushun Takami (Japan, 1969): "Batoru Rowaiaru/ Battle Royale" (1999)
Yuko Tsushima (Japan, 1947): "Hikari no Ryobun/ Territory of Light" (1979) +
Yuko Tsushima (Japan, 1947): "Hi no Yama - Yamazaruki/ Mountain of Fire - Account Of A Wild Monkey" (1998)
Chiaki Kawamata (Japan, 1948): "Genshigari/ Death Sentences" (1984)

Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Kaze no Uta o Kike/ Hear the Wind Sing" (1979)
Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Hitsuji o Meguru Bo-ken/ A Wild Sheep Chase" (1982) +
Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Sekai no Owari to Ha-doboirudo Wanda-rando/ Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" (1985) ++
Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Noruwei no Mori/ Norwegian Wood" (1987)
Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru/ The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" (1995)
Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Umibe no kafuka/ Kafka on the Shore" (2002) +
Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "1Q84" (2010)
Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to, kare no junrei no toshi/ Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage" (2013)
Todo Shizuko (Japan, 1949): "Ripening Summer" (1988)
Hideyuki Kikuchi (Japan, 1949): "Makai Toshi - Shinjuku/ Demon City Shinjuku" (1982)
Mayumi Inaba (Japan, 1950): "To the Peninsula" (2011)
Mariko Hashioka/ Natsuo Kirino (Japan, 1951): "Tokyo-jima" (2008)
Genichiro Takahashi (Japan, 1951): "Goodbye Christopher Robin" (2012)
Genichiro Takahashi (Japan, 1951): "Sayonara Gyangutachi/ Sayonara Gangsters" (1982) +
Genichiro Takahashi (Japan, 1951): "Yuga de kansho-teki na Nippon-yakyuu/ Japanese Baseball - Elegant and Sentimental" (1988)
Minae Mizumura (Japan, 1951): "Honkaku Shosetsu/ A True Novel" (2002) +
Minae Mizumura (Japan, 1951): "Haha no Isan/ Inheritance from Mother" (2011)
Natsuo Kirino (Japan, 1951): "Out" (1997)
Ryu Murakami (Japan, 1952): "Kagirinaku To-mei ni Chikai Buru/ Almost Transparent Blue" (1976) +
Ryu Murakami (Japan, 1952): "Koinrokka Beibi-zu/ Coin Locker Babies" (1980)
Ryu Murakami (Japan, 1952): "Odishon/ Audition" (1997)
Hiromi Ito (Japan, 1955): "Watashi wa Anjuhimeko de aru/ I Am Anjuhimeko" (1993) [p]
Hiromi Ito (Japan, 1955): "Toge-nuki/ The Thorn-Puller" (2007)
Hosaka Kazushi (Japan, 1956): "Kono Hito no Iki/ The Area of the Person" (1995)
Hosaka Kazushi (Japan, 1956): "Kisetsu no Kioku/ Memories of Seasons" (1997)
Hikaru Okuizumi (Japan, 1956): "Tokyo Jijoden/ The Autobiography of Tokyo" (2014)
Hikaru Okuizumi (Japan, 1956): "Ishi no Raireki/ The Stones Cry Out" (1993)
Seirai Yuichi (Japan, 1958): "Bakushin" (2007)
Keigo Higashino (Japan, 1958): "Yogisha Ekkusu no Kenshin/ The Devotion of Suspect X" (2005)
Keigo Higashino (Japan, 1958): "Byakuyakou/ Journey under the Midnight Sun" (1999)
Hiromi Kawakami (Japan, 1958): "Sensei no Kaban/ The Briefcase/ Strange Weather in Tokyo" (2001)
Eimi "Amy" Yamada (Japan, 1959): "Fumizekka/ Wonderful Flavor" (2005)
Yoko Tawada (Japan, 1960): "Inu Muko Iri/ The Bridegroom Was a Dog" (1993) +
Yoko Tawada (Japan, 1960): "Yogisha no Yakoressha/ Suspect On The Night Train" (2003)
Miyuki Miyabe (Japan, 1960): "Kasha/ All She Was Worth" (1992)
Miyuki Miyabe (Japan, 1960): "Riyuu/ The Reason" (1998)
Yoko Tawada (Japan, 1960): "Yuki no renshusei/ Etuden im Schnee/ Memoirs of a Polar Bear" (2011)
Yoko Tawada (Japan, 1960): "Kentoshi/ The Emissary/ The Last Children of Tokyo" (2014)
Machida Ko (Japan, 1962): "Kiregire/ Shreds" (2000)
Machida Ko (Japan, 1962): "Kokuhaku/ Confession" (2005)
Ko Machida (Japan, 1962): "Kokuhaku/ Confession" (2005)
Oriza Hirata (Japan, 1962): "Seoul Shimin/ Citizens of Seoul" (1989) [t]
Oriza Hirata (Japan, 1962): "Hataraku Watashi/ I Worker" (2008) [t]
Oriza Hirata (Japan, 1962): "Sayonara" (2008) [t]
Yoko Ogawa (Japan, 1962): "Hisoyaka na Kessho/ Secret Crystallization/ The Memory Police " (1994) +
Yoko Ogawa (Japan, 1962): "Hakase no Ai Shita Suushiki/ The Professor's Beloved Equation/ The Housekeeper and the Professor" (2003) +
Yoko Ogawa (Japan, 1962): "Mina no Koshin/ Meena's March" (2006)
Toshiyuki Horie (Japan, 1964): "Yukinuma and Its Environs/ Yukinuma to sono Shuhen" (2004)
Kaori Ekuni (Japan, 1964): "Geckos, Frogs, and Butterflies" (2015)
Mahoko "Banana" Yoshimoto (Japan, 1964): "Kitchin/ Kitchen" (1987) +
Mahoko "Banana" Yoshimoto (Japan, 1964): "Moshi Moshi" (2010)
Naka Saijo (Japan, 1964): "Urasabishigawa/ Lonesome River" (2020)
Horie Toshiyuki (Japan, 1964): "Oparavan" (1999)
Horie Toshiyuki (Japan, 1964): "Yukinuma to Sono Shu-hen/ Yukinuma and Its Environs" (2004)
Tomoyuki Hoshino (Japan, 1965): "Hono" (2018)
Tomoyuki Hoshino (Japan, 1965): "Ore Ore" (2010)
Kenichiro Isozaki (1965): "Nihon Momai Zenshi" (2020)
Kenichiro Isozaki (1965): "Tsui no Sumika/ Final Dwelling" (2009)
Hideo Furukawa (Japan, 1966): "Beruka Hoenainoka?/ Belka Why Don't You Bark?" (2005) +
Hideo Furukawa (Japan, 1966): "Seikazoku/ Holy Family" (2008)
Akiko Itoyama (Japan, 1966): "Oki de Matsu/ Waiting Offshore" (2006)
Mitsuyo Kakuta (1967): "Taigan no Kanojo/ Woman on the Other Shore" (2004)
Mitsuyo Kakuta (1967): "Yokame no Semi/ The Eighth Day" (2007)
Kazushige Abe (Japan, 1968): "Pistols" (2010)
Novala Takemoto (Japan, 1968): "Shimotsuma Monogatari/ Kamikaze Girls" (2002)

Kanae Minato (Japan, 1973): "Kokuhaku/ Confessions" (2008)
Kanae Minato (Japan, 1973): "Shokuzai/ Penance" (2009)
Reki Kawahara (Japan, 1974): "Sodo Ato Onrain/ Sword Art Online" (2002)
Haneko Takayama (Japan, 1975): "Shuri no Uma/ A Horse from Shuri" (2020)
Keiichiro Hirano (Japan, 1975): "Nisshoku" (1998)

Mieko Kawakami (Japan, 1976): "Chichi to Ran/ Breasts and Eggs" (2008) +
Mieko Kawakami (Japan, 1976): "Ai no Yume to Ka/ Dreams of Love" (2013)
Mieko Kawakami (Japan, 1976): "Ms Ice Sandwich" (2017)

Sayaka Murata (Japan, 1979): "Jyunyu/ Breastfeeding" (2003)
Sayaka Murata (Japan, 1979): "Shiro-iro no Machi no Sono Hone no Taion no/ Bones Body Heat Whitening City" (2013)
Sayaka Murata (Japan, 1979): "Konbini Ningen/ Convenience Store People" (2016) +
Mizuki Tsujimura (Japan, 1980): "Kagami no Kojo/ Lonely Castle in the Mirror" (2018) +
Mizuki Tsujimura (Japan, 1980): "Kagi no nai Yume wo Miru/ I Saw a Dream Without a Key" (2012)
Mizuki Tsujimura (Japan, 1980): "Asa ga Kuru/ Comes Morning" (2015)
Mai Ishizawa (Japan, 1980): "Kai ni Tsuzuku Basho nite/ At the Place Following the Shellfish" (2020)
Yusuke Yamada (Japan, 1981): "Riaru Onigokko/ The Chasing World" (2001)
Hiroko Oyamada (Japan, 1983): "Ana/ Hole" (2013)
Kanehara Hitomi (Japan, 1983): "Ansosharudisutansu/ Unsocial Distance" (2021)
Kanehara Hitomi (Japan, 1983): "Hebi ni Piasu/ Snakes and Earrings" (2003)
Qinfeng Li/ Kotomi (Taiwan, 1989): "Hitorimai/ Solo Dance" (2017)
Qinfeng Li/ Kotomi (Taiwan, 1989): "Higanbana ga Saku Shima/ An Island Where Red Spider Lilies Bloom " (2021)
Rin Usami (Japan, 1999): "Kaka" (2019)
Rin Usami (Japan, 1999): "Oshi, Moyu" (2020)
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