In this article, I looked at "Going to East Gutchan" by Takiji Kobayashi, a representative author of Japanese proletarian literature. First, I examined the circumstances around Takiji in 1928. To Takiji in 1928 is an important year, and he advanced seriously as a Japanese proletarian literary writer this year. He recognizes what to do through theoretical studies in 1927. And in 1928, he starts specific practical activities based on the theory.
And I investigated the relationship between the first election in Japan and "Going to East Gutchan". The first Japanese primary election was held on February 20, 1928. In this election, Takiji supports the election campaign for Kenzo Yamamoto who ran from the Labor Party.
Takie's "Going to East Gutchan" is a work based on his general election experience. In this work, Takiji projects himself through the main character.
Finally, I thought about the change of consciousness of <I>, who is the hero of this work.
<I> can not come to the front because <I> work at a bank, and <I> help the inside work in the election office. While doing such things, <I> conflicts between purity and cowardice in the movement as an office worker. However, through the old man I met at the speech hall of East Gutchan, <I> recognizes that this movement is not only for young people and for large cities, but the movement have to do over several generations.