Fumiko Nakajo

Memorial to Fumiko Nakajo at the Tokachi Gokoku Shrine, Obihiro Fumiko Nakajo (中城ふみ子 Nakajo Fumiko) (born Obihiro 25 November 1923 - died Sapporo 3 August 1954) was a tanka poet. She died at the age of 32 after a turbulent life and a great struggle against breast cancer - all recorded in her poetry.

There are memorials to her at the Tokachi Gokoku Shrine, beside the Obihiro Shrine, and behind the Obihiro Centennial Memorial Hall.


"Chibusa yo Eien Nare" (The Eternal Breasts), the story of Nakajo, was directed by Kinuyo Tanaka and starred Yumeji Tsukioka, Ryoji Hayama, and Yoko Sugi. It was made in black and white in 1955 by Nikkatsu.


Kawamura, Hatsue and Reichhold, Jane (2004). Breasts of Snow Fumiko Nakajo: Her tanka and her life. The Japan Times, Tokyo ISBN:4-7890-1161-5

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