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Bucket of Eels

Mitsuyo Kakuta

Translated by Wayne P. Lammers

‘I was gazing into my empty bowl and realizing how little time it takes to eat when you’re not carrying on a conversation’

Mitsuyo Kakuta

Mitsuyo Kakuta has won numerous literary awards in Japan, including the Naoki Prize for her novel Taigan no kanojo (Woman on the Other Shore), the Yasunari Kawabata Literary Prize for her short story ‘Rokku haha’ (Rock Mama) and the Chūō Kōron Literary Prize for Yōkame no semi (Cicada on the Eighth Day). Her stories have appeared in Asia Literary Review and Japanese Literature Today.

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Translated by Wayne P. Lammers

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