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Fumiko Hayashi
Fumiko Hayashi (1903~1951) was born in Fukuoka. After graduation from a girls' high school in 1922, she moved to Tokyo after her boyfriend and drifted from job to job, but he broke off the engagement in the following year. Since then she continued drifting from job to job, from men to men, and she started writing in her diary that was a prototype of Horoki (Diary of a Vagabond). Her life became stable after building a steady relationship with a painter Rokubin Tezuka, and started writing Horoki on a women's literary magazine. In 1930, Horoki was published as a book, and she became a popular author. Her dynamic writing style on ordinary people's life let her act as most popular female writer.