Project Participating Authors
Hyogo Takahiro Ueda
Born in 1979 in Hyōgo prefecture, graduated from the School of Low of Waseda University. Winner of the 45th Shincho New-comer Award with Sun (Taiyō) in 2013. My Lover (Watashi no Koibito) won the 28th Mishima Yukio Prize in 2015. Elected as one of the Best Young Japanese Novelists by Magazine GRANTA in 2016. Tower and Gravity (Tō to Jyūryoku) won the Geijutsu Sensho Shinjin Award in 2018. Other work: Friends from Foreign Land (Ikyō no Yūjin) (All published by Shinchosha). His latest work Nimrod published by Kodansha won the 160th Akutagawa Ryunosuke Prize in January 2019.
A quiet beach resort area on Awaji Island, whiling away some time between jobs. An evening encounter with the mother and daughter from next door. The young girl acts out a Kabuki ghost story with her little doll, and the mom offers “simple explanations.” Wooo…
Fukushima Ao Omae
Ao Omae was born 1992 in Hyogo Prefecture. Hailed in Japan as a rising star of gender-conscious literature since the 2020 publication of Nuigurumi to shaberu hito wa yasashii (People who talk to stuffed animals are nice), he debuted in 2016 with a short story that was eventually included in the 2018 collection Kaitengusa (Tumbleweed). In 2019, he released a collection of flash fiction called Watashi to wani to imōto no heya (A room for a crocodile, my sister, and me), and his 2017 digital-only collection is Nokemonodomono.
The Old-Woman Skin
I always hated being called pretty. In the process of moving from her hometown of Mishima, Fukushima Prefecture, to Tokyo, Kyoko stops at Tsuchiyu Onsen where she is given an "old-woman's skin." When she puts on the skin and transforms into an elderly woman to probe the feelings of the guy she likes...
Hokkaido Yuta Takano
Born & currently living in Hokkaido. Novelist & the winner of the 16th "Bocchan Literary Award" in 2020 for "Hagama."
A Sunlit Table
Since Chiyuki failed to eat the last breakfast her mother made for her, she has had trouble eating anything. She has managed to get by, helped by the food she eats as a bear in her dreams, but as the first anniversary of her mother's death approaches, her eating disorder worsens. Then she happens to cross paths with a classmate...
Creation of stories all around Japan Project Panel Discussion
We will invite short story writers from three regions to discuss not only the literature works that were written but also the hidden stories of Japan that we want to convey and their charm.
- Online Event Date
- October 15th (Thu) 20:00-21:30
- Takahiro Ueda, Ao Omae and Yuta Takano
This event is only in Japanese
English subtitled archive will be uploaded later.