Kyōka Izumi (泉 鏡花 Izumi Kyōka) is the newest member of the Armed Detective Company after defecting from the Port Mafia. She has the ability Demon Snow. Resisting the various forms of realism popular during the Meiji “enlightenment,” Izumi Kyoka () was among the most popular writers who continued to . Kyōka Izumi has books on Goodreads with ratings. Kyōka Izumi’s most popular book is Japanese Gothic Tales.

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He is also considered one of the supreme stylists in modern Japanese literature, and the difficulty and richness of his prose has been frequently noted by fellow authors and critics.

Because of his family’s impoverished circumstances, he attended the tuition-free Hokuriku English-Japanese School, run by Christian missionaries. It was a great blow to his young mind, and he would attempt to recreate memories of her in works throughout his literary career. That June he took a trip to Toyama Prefecture. He was accepted, and from that time began life as a live-in apprentice. The next year the story was resold to the Kaga, Ishikawa Hokuriku Shinpoonce again for serialization.

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In August he returned to Kanazawa to get treatment for beriberi and took the opportunity to travel around Kyoto and the Hokuriku region before returning to Tokyo. January 9 ofhis father died and he once again returned to Kanazawa.


In spite of the beriberi that had not izu,i healed over the years, he was prolific at this time, though his work received mixed reviews. In Maythe two began living together in Ushigome, in a hanamachi called Kagurazaka. His stomach troubles worsened and he returned to Zushi.

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Originally intending only to spend a summer there, he rented the house for four years. During this time he ate mainly rice gruel and sweet potatoes. In fact, his illness and the poor conditions at his rented house in Zushi might have contributed to the story’s other-worldly atmosphere. He continued to have problems with beriberi, and in the summer ofhe spent a good portion of three months inside.

The next year, he contracted pneumonia and, after recovery, visited Shuzenji hot-spring resort in the mountains in IzuShizuoka Prefecture. Then in he returned to Ishikawa prefecture, this time to visit the scenic Noto Peninsula. He kept a number of journals of his travels, and he continued to write short stories and plays.

He was inducted the same year into the Imperial Arts Society. Finally his ill-health took its toll, and, on 7 Septemberat 2: However, he did not use fantasy to escape from what was happening in the real world, but for criticizing it.


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The Rubyfirst published and performed indaringly applies this chain of color coded images to tell a beautifully poetic story of adultery, eroticism, and jealousy. Another thematic concept strong in his writings is that of a beautiful older woman taking care of a young man. His plays are particularly popular in Japan: This was not always the case, however, as few of his plays were performed while he koka alive.

They saw a revival in the s, but some scholars attribute his lasting impacts to dramatizations and adaptations of his prose fictions, usually done by other authors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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