TAWARA Machi

(POET)














1962Born in Kadoma-City (Osaka-fu). Moved to Takefu-City (Fukui-ken) at the age of 14
1981Entered Waseda University, Tokyo and under the influence of her professor Yukitsuna Sasaki started writing Tanka
1983Her Tanka were published in the magazine “KOKORO NO HANA” edited by Yukitsuna Sasaki
1985After graduation she taught Japanese at Kanagawa Prefectural Hashimoto Highschool, where she was working until March 1989
1986Awarded 32nd Kadokawa Tanka Award for “A MORNING IN AUGUST”
1987“SALAD ANNIVERSARY”, her first Tanka Collection was published and became a bestseller with nearly three million copies printed
1988Award of the Japanese Poets Association for “SALAD ANNIVERSARY”
1991Tanka Collection “KAZE NO TENOHIRA” was published
1991-1998Assigned a committee member of the Japanese Language Council
1995Assigned a member of the Central Educational Advisory Committee
1997Publication of “CHOCOLATE REVOLUTION”
1998Publication of the translated version of “CHOCOLATE”, publication of her new Tanka Collection “MIDAREGAMI”


【TV appearances】
NHK Tanka’s World (NHK KADAN)
New Sunday Art Museum (NHK) “Travel to Museums”




















































































































































































【Book Release】
“SALAD ANNIVERSARY” 1987/05 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“YOTSUBA NO ESSAY”
(Essay Collection)
1988/03 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“KAZE NI NARU”
(with pictures by Chihiro Iwasagi)
1988/11 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“MAHO NO TSUE”
(Dialogue Collection)
1989/05 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“TORETATE NO TANKA DESU”
(with photographs by Shinpei Asai)
1987/12 Kadokawa Shoten
“MOU HITOTSU NO AI”
(2nd volume of TORETATE)
1989/06 Kadokawa Shoten
“OI, ORITE YO!”
(translation of John Birmingham’s “OI, GET OFF YOUR TRAIN)
1989/07 JR West Japan Communications
“RINGO NO NAMIDA”
(Essay Collection)
1989/11 Bunkei Shunju
“MADELINE NO CHRISTMAS”
- translation of Ludwig Bemelmans picture book
1989/12 Yugakusha
“KAZE NO TENOHIRA”
(Tanka Collection)
1991/04 Kawade Shoboshinsha
“TAKETORIMONOGATARI / ISEMONOGATARI”
(in charge of ISEMONOGATARI translation into modern Japanese)
1991/10 Kodansha
“MACHI TAWARA’S HIGH TECH DIARY”
(Essay Collection)
1992/02 Asahi Shinbunsha
“AI SURU ISEMONOGATARI” 1992/05 Chikumashobo
“TANKA NO TABI” 1992/06 Bunkeishunju
“FURUSATO NO KAZE NO NAKA NI HA” 1992/11 Kawade Shoboshinsha
“SHUN NO SKETCHBOOK”
(Essay Collection)
1993/01 Kadokawa Shoten
“NINHONGO HA SUTEKI”
(Dialogue Collection)
1993/05 Kawade Shoboshinsha
“READING TANKA” 1993/10 Iwanami Shoten
“ZUBANAKETE SABISHII ANO HIMAWARI NO YO NI”
(Play)
1993/12
“KASUMISO NO ONEESAN”
(Essay Collection)
1994/07 Bungeishunju
“SOKO MADE NO SORA”
(with pictures by Mitsumasa Anno)
1995/04 Kawade Shoboshinsha
“MISOHITO MOJI NO PALETTE” 1995/04 Chuokoyusha
“HON WO YOMU NICHIYOBI” 1995/04 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“KONNICHI HA FURUSATO” 1995/06 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“HIMAWARI NO HIBI”
(Essay Collection)
1995/06 Benesse
“AI NO KISETSU”
(joint edition with Fumiko Hatake)
1995/07 Art Days
“CHIISANA TOMODACHI”
(with photographs by Suga Hiroshi)
1996/11 Kodansha
“HANA URANAI”
(with pictures by Keibun Oota)
1997/06 Kadogawa Shoten
“CHOCOLATE REVOLUTION” 1997/05 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“HANATABA NO YO NI IDAKARETE MITAKU”
(with photographs by Koichi Inakoshi )
1997/05 Dohosha
“SAYONARA GOKKO” 1997/06 Kadogawa Shoten
“KAZE YORI MO KAZE”- Machi Tawara’s Tanka Collection
(teaching material)
1997/07 Kyoiku Shuppan
“ANATA TO YOMU KOI UTA NO HYAKUSHU” 1997/08 Asahishinbunsha
“MIDAREGAMI BY CHOCOLATE LANGUAGE” 1998/07 Kawadeshoboshinsha
“MIDAREGAMI II BY CHOCOLATE LANGUAGE” 1998/10” Kawadeshoboshinsha


【Machi Tawara's Chocolate Box】http://www.gtpweb.net/twr/
■◆ Latest works
・“Ka-kan Hai Book of Child and Me vol. 2” (Asahi Shimbun Publications)
・”Dokomademo” (Shufu-no-tomosha) (translation)
・“Pooh-san no Hana” – The 4th Tanka Collection (Bungeishunjusha)
・“Au Made no Jikan” – Tanka Collection (Bungeishunjusha)
・“Chisana Kotoba” (Iwanami Shoten)
・“Tanpopo no Hibi” (Shogakkan)
◆Serial
・“Mokuba no Jikan” (Tokyo Newspaper)
・“Shinshin Kuka Saijiki” (Weekly Shincho)
・“Miso Hitomoji Palette” (Chuo-koron sha)
・“Yomiuri Kadan” (Yomiuri Newspaper)
・“Kangaeru Tanka” in “Kangaeru Hito “ – quarterly magazine (Shinchosha)
・”Manyo no Tobira” (Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan)
(Correspondence between Machi Tawara & Yo Hitoto, musician, regarding creation of Tanka.

◆Homepage “Machi Tawara’s Chocolate box”


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