In the latter half of the Edo period, the warrior caste was finding itself pushed out of the top echelons of Japanese society & repeated famines swept the countryside. Against this backdrop, a small number of women built themselves independent lives. The stories in this book recount the conditions in which these women lived.
|notes:||Japanese title: Koiwasuregusa. Contents: Love’s chill wind, Eight-tenths a man, No time for tears, Innocent in love, Forget-me-not, The budding tree.|
Women, Social conditions
|publisher:||Dalkey Archive Press|
|publication place:||Champaign, IL|
|english publication date:||2008|
|description:||170 p. ; 24 cm.|