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Uno Koji Literary Monument
Nakaoe Park, 2, Itoyamacho 2-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Uno Kooji (1891-1961) was born in Fukuoka City but moved to Osaka at the age of four. In 1919 he published Kura no Naka andKu no Sekai and established.his position as an author.

Later he wrote so many books that he was known as the "literary devil."The works known as the Osaka books such as Seijuro Yume Miru Ko, Hashi no Ue, and Yujo, depict a unique world. His monument is in Naka Ooe Park in Itoya Cho, the world where he spent his early boyhood and depicted in romantic prose novels like Seijuro Yumi Miru Ko.

Uno Koji Literary Monument

Naoki Sanjugo Literary Monument
Side to Enokidai Meijin, 3, Yasutojicho 2-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Ueki Sanjugo (1891-1934)was born in Osaka, his real name being Uemura Shuuichi. At the age of 3l he adopted the pen name Ueki Sanjuichi, thereafter changing it annually a digit at a time until he finally settled on Sanjugo. He attended a university in Tokyo, and after the great Kanto earthquake was part of the coterie that founded Bungei Shunju, including Kikuchi Kan Akutagawa Ryunosuke, and Kume Masao. He then returned to Osaka.

Nankoku Taiheiki, which was published as a newspaper was a novel that took as its subject the rebellion of the Satsuma clan: It drew in simple style. a picture of the troubled times at the end of the Tokugawa period, and was hailed as a masterpiece that sent a fresh breath of air through popular literature. After his death the Ueki Prize was established in his memory. The monument was set up near to his birthplace on a hilly road in Yasutoji Cho.

Naoki Sanjugo Literary Monument

Takeda Rintaro Literary Monument
In front of Seiganji Gate, 1, Kamihommachinishi 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Takeda Rintaro (1904-1946)established his position as a novelist with Booryoku, iand thereafter produced works freely using new techniques. His Ihara Saikaku was said to be a work in which he employed the life and movements of Saikaku, also Osaka-born, to speak about himself and to look closely at his own life. The monument is erected in the precincts of Saigangi.

Takeda Rintaro Literary Monument

Saikaku Literary Monument
4, Hommachibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Ihara Saikaku (1642-1692) was born in Osaka, and together with Chikamatsu Monzaemon and Matsuo Bashoo ranks as one of the flowers that blossomed in the Genroku literary period. He published his Koshoku Ichidai Otoko in 1682, and established an immovable place.in floating world fiction.

Saikaku Literary Monument

Usuda Kyukin Literary Monument
In Higashi Daira-kita Park, 1, Kamihommachi-Nishi, 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Usuda Kyushu (1877-1945 was born in Okayama Prefecture, but came to Osaka at the age of 24 published literary magazines and verse collections,. and gained a reputation as a poet of the symbolic school. "Kingosan no Uta". Was written when the author was temporarily residing in Honchoji Temple.,and on his morning walks would see Katsuragi Peak in the distance.bathed and shining in the morning light. The emotion he would feel provided the inspiration for the poem

The monument is erected in Higashi Daira Kita Koen in the neighbourhood of Tanimachi. Where he was living about the time this poem was written.

Usuda Kyukin Literary Monument

Tanizaki Junichiro Literary Monument
East side of The National Bunraku Theater of japan, 6, Nihombashi 1-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Shunkinsho Monument
In Sukunahikona Temple, 1, Doshucho, 2-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Tanizaki Junichiro (1886-1965) was born in Tokyo, but moved to Kansai after the Great Kanto Earthquake. He was attracted by the customs.and traditional cultureof Kansai,and his interest deepened in purely Japanese and classical themes, giving rise to the group of famous.works such as"Manji"A"Tade ku -mushi""Shunkinsho" belonging to his middle period.

"Tade ku-mushi"produced five years after his move to Kansai. Is a work that showed his change to a return to the classics, and the monument depicting the scene of his enjoying Bunraku was erected on the west side of the National Bunraku Theater as the Theater's own monument. "Shunkinsho", which borrows Doshu Cho as its stage, and depicts his deep affection for his wife Matsuko, is a prominent classic in modern Japanese literature.and the monument stands in Sukunahikona Jinja.

Tanizaki Junichiro Literary MonumentShunkinsho Monument

Ota Sakunosuke Literary Monument
In Hozenji Temple Yokocho, 7, Dotonbori 1-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Ota Sakunosuke (1913-1947)was born in Osaka, and followed an individual path as playwright of the new school and as ? In 1939his Zokushu was a candidatefor the Akutagawa prize and the following year his Meoto-zenzai received high evaluation as representative of the Osaka school.

After the war too he produced works one after another such as Ropakukinsei and ? and he was termed a second Saikaku. His

works which are so typical of Osaka, and depict so skillfully the delicate nuances of the Osakan nature make the name of Ota imperishable. The monumenr was erected in 1963by connections and friends of Ota Sakunosuke beside Hozenji Temble whch appears in Meoto-zenzai.

Ota Sakunosuke Literary Monument

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