Joel Martinsen’s “Willow fluff and trashy romance novels” is a great read on the topic of Zhang Ziping, an early 20th-C. Chinese novelist who borrowed freely from Japanese sources. (Anyone know what “归儿日” might be?)
There is a female novelist by the name of Ikeda Kogiku池田小菊who has been writing for both Osaka/Tokyo Asahi Shimbun from May 1st to July 29th of 1925(Taisyo 14).
The title of the novel is “歸る日”.
This could be it,Matt.