Mieko Kanai

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Mieko Kanai (金井 美恵子, Kanai Mieko, born November 3, 1947 in Takasaki) is a Japanese writer of fiction, especially short stories, as well as poetry. She is also a literary critic. In 1968, she received the Gendaishi Techo Prize for poetry.[1]


  • "Homecoming" (1970)
  • "Rabbits" (Usagi) (1976)
  • "Platonic Love" (1979)
  • "Rotting Meat" (Funiku) (1972)
  • "Indian Summer" (1988)
  • "Portrait of Mother and Child" ("Boshizo")
  • "The Word Book" ("Tangoshū")


  1. ^ "Mieko Kanai". Japanese Literature Publishing Project. Archived from the original on December 12, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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