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The Makioka Sisters is not only the top masterpiece of Junichiro Tanizaki, the famous Japanese writer, but also an outstanding representative of the Showa Period's literary world. French writer Sartre highly praised the work as "e;the top masterpiece of modern Japanese literature."e; The Makioka Sisters is a novel of manners that describes the love stories of middle-class Japanese young men and women. It tells the stories of the four sisters of the rich Makioka family of Osaka. The story develops around the marriage arrangement for Yukiko, the third Makioka sister, by the second sister Sachiko couple, and the love stories of Taeko, the youngest sister; it ends with the successful dating and marriage arrangement of Yukiko.