Jakucho Setouchi (Setouchi Jakuchō (瀬戸内 寂聴?), May 15, 1922 - ) is the name of the Buddhist nun, writer and activist formerly known as Harumi Setouchi (Setouchi Harumi (瀬戸内 晴美?)). Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Setouchi was born in Tokushima in 1922. is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island of Japan. Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. She attended Tokyo Women's Christian University and graduated with a degree in Japanese Literature. often abbreviated to, is a University in Tokyo Japan. Inazo Nitobe, whose portrait was on the 5000 yen banknote established it Japanese literature spans a period of almost two millennia Early works were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written After a love affair with one of her husband's students, she left her house and got an official divorce to leave for Tōkyō and pursue a writing career.
Setouchi's first literary award reception for Kashin was criticized as pornography. Upon being awarded the Women's Literary Prize for Natsu no Owari, she proved herself as a writer. She has also received one of Japan's more prestigious literary awards, the Tanizaki Prize for her novel Hana ni Toe in 1992. The Tanizaki Prize (谷崎潤一郎賞 Tanizaki Jun'ichirō Shō) named in honor of the Japanese novelist Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, is one of Japan 's most Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) In 1973 she took up Buddhist vows and became a Buddhist nun at Chūsonji Temple in Hiraizumi, Iwate prefecture and received her name Jakuchō. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. is a town located in Nishiiwai District, Iwate, Japan. It was the home of the Hiraizumi Fujiwaras for about 100 years in the late Heian era
Setouchi is also famous for her translation of the Tale of Genji. is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century around the peak of the Heian Period