Cutting-Edge Research
in Kyoto University


Elucidation of the Source and Work Process of Literature Research on the source and work process of modern Japanese literature: Kyoka Izumi, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Hisao Jyuran, and Rohan Koda.

A page of Kyoka Izumi’s Kyoka Senshu, designed by Settai
Komura (1915)
A page of Kyoka Izumi’s Syakuyaku no uta, designed
by Settai Komura (1919)

I am engaged in research tracing the work process of literature, identifying the sources used by authors in their writing. One particular area of focus is the relationship between Japanese and Chinese classical literature and modern Japanese literature. I am interested in the themes of fantasy literature and first-person stories. I have also written an annotation for Kanagaki Robun’s “Takahashi oden yasha monogatari.”

Chisato Suda, MA
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies