By Matsumoto Seicho
Translated by William WetherallFirst translated mid 1970s
First posted 20 September 2006
Last updated 16 October 2011
"Harikomi" was first published in the December 1955 issue of the monthly fiction magazine Shosetsu Shincho and first anthologized in Kao, which received the 10th Japan Mystery Writers Association Award in 1957. Since 1995, Futabasha has published the Kao collection, which saves "Harikomi" till last, as Volume 9 of its "Nihon Suiri Sakka Kyokai Sho Jushosaku Zenshu" paperback series.
Shinchosha's Harikomi paperback, published in 1965 and still in print, is the earliest anthology to feature "Harikomi" as the title story. This edition leads off with "Harikomi", as does Kobunsha's 1978 Harikomi collection, which is also still in print.
Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1965
403 pages, paperback
8th printing (1970)
"Harikomi", Pages 7-32
FIRST TRANSLATED IN 1974 WITH OTHER TITLES IN COLLECTION. RETRANSLATED IN 2006 BUT REVISING AGAIN IN 2011.