Jakucho Setouchi is an 86-year old nun from the Buddhist temple in Iwate prefecture (northern Japan). She is a well known writer, and has been credited with being one the the first people to translate The Tale of Genji, the world’s first novel. However, she has kept a secret from her fans till now. Setouchi-san has finally let the world know that she was behind a long running cell phone novel (keitai shousetsu) that has become very popular.
The story is a traditional love story called Ashita No Niji, Tomorrow’s Rainbow. She choose the pen name, Purple, as a synonym for the inner most arc of the rainbow, the closest to the heart.
You can find the digital version of Ashita No Niji on Amazon Japan if you are interested in checking it out.