Takizawa Bakin was a prominent writer of Edo period fiction. His most popular works are likely Nansô satomi hakkenden (1814-1842), and Chinsetsu yumihari tsuki (1807-1811, a tale of Minamoto no Tametomo).
He kept an extensive diary, which has been transcribed and published several times.
- William Fleming, “The World Beyond the Walls: Morishima Chūryō (1756-1810) and the Development of Late Edo Fiction,” PhD dissertation, Harvard University (2011), 96.
- Shibata Mitsuhiko 柴田光彦 (ed.), Kyokutei Bakin nikki 曲亭馬琴日記, four volumes, Tokyo: Chuo koron shinsha (2009).