2005/May/26

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“Is this a life? Is the life this? I can’t stand it. Anymore!”
“Nigori-e(Impure creek)”1895 Higuchi Ichiyo(1872−1896)

Her portrait is being portrayed in 5,000 yen note now. What does Ichiyo who spent an extreme, poor life in later years think of this note?

about Ichiyo
She was born as affluent family's eldest daughter. She learnt Japanese poem and calligraphy in full scale at 14 years old. However, her father died when Ichiyo was 17 years old and the family fell to the poorest segment of the population. Moreover, she got tuberculosis. She kept writing a novel while assuming rolling the downtown. Her novel has increased the depth by receiving people who live in the base in the society. The heroine of "Nigori-e(Impure creek)" is a prostitute. “Nigori-e(Impure creek)” is a novel written in the previous year of the death. At that time, she was only 23 years old.
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