Izu-no Odoriko, The Izu Dancer, Nishimura Katsumi, !974
"The Dancing Girl of Izu" or "The Izu Dancer", (Izu-no Odoriko) published in 1926, was the first work of literature by Japanese author Kawabata Yasunari to achieve great popular and critical acclaim. Kawabata would win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968. The short story was first translated into English by Edward Seidensticker and published in an abridged form in The Atlantic Monthly in 1952.
Movie adaptations. The story has been filmed several times in Japan: 1. Koi-no hana saku Izu-no odoriko (1933), 2. The Dancing Girl of Izu; Izu no odoriko (1954 film), 3. Izu-no odoriko (1963 film), 4. Izu-no odoriko (1967 film), 5. Izu-no odoriko (1974 film) - this version include starring Yamaguchi Momoe