Invitation to tansetsu
Tansetsu is the novel which was written
in only 800 characters of Japan. But, there
is a big difference between Japanese characters
and English. So, think like this. Tansetsu
is the shortest novel. For example, as one-page
But, maybe you won't recognize it as the
novel. Because it is too short. Then, we
named it "tansetsu"as a form of
Tansetsu is a thing like a haiku in the
poetry, but in the novel. In Japanese, haiku
is announced in the party, and they enjoy
and criticize it. Also, in the party which
named "zakai", we read and criticize
The literary movement of tansetsu began
in autumn 1985. It is a new literary movement,
but the tradition of Japanese literature
is taken over richly.
For example, the history of this short
story "tansetsu" began from the"Konjaku-
monogatri (now, long ago, a story)"
was compiled in early 12th century in Japan.
And, "Ise-story" was concluded
in the Heian Period (8th century in Japan).
This story is the accumulation of the little
episode. And then, was described the all
lives of "Poet Mr. Narihira". We
recognize it, as an origin of "rensetsu".
The "rensetsu" is composed with
plural "tansetsu". We produced
some wonderful "rensetsu" works
and "tansetsu" works already, by
the citizen, not a famous writer.
Now, it passes through about 15 years.
We can say that the pleasure of the creation
of the novel was liberated to the general
As for the thing that a novel creation
is to look for an answer. What am I? Where
am I? This method was liberated from the
dictator's occupation. Now we can participate
in the creative activities freely. Anyone,
A tansetsu is very little. But, the universe
is contained in it. One lily flower is to
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