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Taeko Tomioka
Taeko Tomioka (1935-) began her literary career as a poet. While still in college, from the age of twenty-one she began to compose poetry, and was fortunate to win quick recognition. From around the age of thirty-five she began to grow weary of poetry and turned to writing prose fiction. She has established a unique literary style imbued with the language sense of Osaka people and is known also for the depth of her scholarship in Edo literature, including the works of Saikaku Ihara (1642–93) and Monzaemon Chikamatsu (1653–1725).
1973 Tamura Toshiko Prize, for Shokubutsusai (Plant Festival)
1974 Women's Literary Prize, for Meido no kazoku (Family in the Netherworld)