Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Kiso RoadThe Life and Times of Shimazaki Toson$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William E. Naff and J. Thomas Rimer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832186

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832186.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

A New Life: 1916–1923

A New Life: 1916–1923

(p.392) 11 A New Life: 1916–1923
The Kiso Road

William E. Naff

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines Shimazaki Tōson's life and career during the years 1916–1923. It first considers Tōson's collection of children's stories entitled To the Little Ones (Osanaki mono ni, 1917), subtitled “A Memento from France.” It then discusses Shimazaki Sono's illness and death, along with Tōson's involvement in the so-called “New Life Incident.” It also looks at Tōson's When the Cherries Ripen (Sakura no mi no juku-suru toki), in which he reflects on Christianity in Japan and his years at Meiji Gakuin. Finally, it analyzes public reaction to Tōson's controversial work New Life and his response to Akutagawa Ryūnosuke's accusations through the 1927 essay Akutagawa Ryūnosuke kun no koto (On Akutagawa Ryūnosuke).

Keywords:   Shimazaki Tōson, To the Little Ones, Shimazaki Sono, New Life Incident, When the Cherries Ripen, Christianity, Meiji Gakuin, New Life, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.