Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, born 1886 in Tokyo, was a one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature. He studied Japanese classical literature at Tokyo Imperial University from 1908, but dropped out in 1911. Tanizaki is best known for his stories about the influence of the West on the old cultural heritage of his native country, and his depiction of a shocking world of sexuality and destructive erotic obsession in some of his works. His representative works include Naomi, A Portrait of Shunkin, In Praise of Shadows, and The Makioka Sisters.
Jun'ichiro Tanizaki is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作