In Ichiyo Higuchi’s first novel, Yamizakura (“Dark Cherry”) was published in the literary magazine, Musashino in ????. In 1895, Ichiyo published Takekurabe (“Growing Up”) which was then inserted partially in the literary magazine Bungei Club and received great reviews from prominent writers like Ogai Mori and Rohan. Ogai Mori again praised Ichiyo for her work on Mesamashi Gusa (“Waking Grass”). Ichiyo’s diary, which she kept from the age 15 until her last days of her life is said to be a masterwork of modern literature. Nov. 23, 1896, she died of tuberculosis at the age of 24 years and 8 month.
＜The Grave Location＞
Wadahori Byosho, Hongan-ji Tsukiji Branch Temple,
Eifuku, Suginami-ku, Tokyo