Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

Yoshiya Nobuko?s short-story series Flower Stories (Hana monogatari) is widely known for launching the genre of sh?jo fiction--stories expressly written for girls and young women. For the first time in English, one of the most ardent and influential of the collection, ?Yellow Rose,? is published with a translator?s introduction, era-specific design and list of further read Yoshiya Nobuko?s short-story series Flower Stories (Hana monogatari) is widely known for launching the genre o...

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Title:Yellow Rose
Author:Nobuko Yoshiya
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Genres:LGBT
ISBN:B00SA0JP6W
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Yellow Rose Reviews

  • Karolina
    Oct 30, 2017

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

  • Jess
    Jul 09, 2017

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Marci
    May 18, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Sean O'Hara
    Feb 15, 2015

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

  • Chloe
    Jun 19, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Carola
    Nov 13, 2015

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

  • c,
    Jan 02, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

  • zombiemilkshake
    Feb 04, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Elizabeth
    Mar 04, 2015

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Jessica
    Jul 15, 2018

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Colin Roy
    Jan 28, 2018

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Kristine
    Nov 30, 2018

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Annika
    Jul 12, 2017

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Alexirrhoë
    Sep 03, 2017

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • PigeonSquid
    Apr 17, 2015

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

  • Katherine
    Oct 25, 2015

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

  • Robert
    Mar 28, 2015

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Rebecca
    Aug 17, 2016

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

  • Stacy
    Feb 05, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Lucy
    Jun 11, 2018

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

  • Johann Fellizar
    Aug 23, 2016

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Hadal
    May 31, 2017

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Danica Dungka
    Oct 09, 2017

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • More Bedside Books
    Nov 01, 2017

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Laura Montero Maté
    Apr 13, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Jason Peeler
    Aug 12, 2018

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Sarah
    Jun 17, 2018

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

  • Gabriella Alves
    Mar 22, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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  • Bobbie Harder
    Apr 17, 2019

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

  • Mkb90025
    Oct 24, 2016

    Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class-S Romance. This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite. At the time, all-girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same...

    Gawd, so gay. This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls' literature/shoujo/yuri. (Basically a lot of pop culture things I love.) If you are interested in yuri/shoujo/queer lit/classic Japanese lit,...

    Very interesting very short story (approximately 25% of the e-book). While the story itself is interesting for its context, it's especially the introduction that makes this worth it. Also good list of suggested readings. Read if you are interested in Japanese (classic) literature, s...

    This book makes it clear why Nobuko is known as "The Mother of Yuri". Yellow Rose is a deeply intimate short story about female sexuality, set in almost a "Coming of Age" situation. While Yellow Rose is a lesbian relationship, an argument could be made that the teacher-student relat...

    This particular story happened to be about a romantic teacher-student relationship, which turned me way off, but I?m glad I read this. Actually, the part I enjoyed most was the translator?s note, and I?d be very interested to read a fuller volume of the author?s works. (Presuma...

    3.5 - ogromny plus za wst?p t?umaczki! ...

    It's a quick read and I really enjoyed it but also it's a bit of a bummer. ...

    Rep: Japanese wlw characters ...

    Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls' fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance. This short story from her well-known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with...

    The ending is pretty grim. Lovely story though. The footnotes were fascinating. I really wish more of Yoshiya Nobuko's work was available in English! ...

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