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Yasunari Kawabata (I) (1899–1972)

Yasunari Kawabata was born on June 11, 1899 in Osaka, Japan. He was a writer and actor, known for A Page of Madness (1926), Repast (1951) and Sound of the Mountain (1954). He was married to Hideko Keizo. He died on April 16, 1972 in Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 72) in Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan

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Known For

A Page of Madness
(1926)
Repast
Repast Writer
(1951)
Sound of the Mountain
(1954)
Koto
Koto Writer
(1963)

Filmography

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 2016 The Old Capital (based on the novel by) (post-production)
 2010 Ayashiki bungô kaidan (TV Series) (novel "One Arm" - 1 episode)
- One Arm (2010) ... (novel "One Arm")
 2010 Red Dance (Short) (inspired by: short story)
 2009 Tenohira no shôsetsu (stories)
 2009 Kingyo (Short) (story "Canaries")
 2009 Love Suicides (Short) (based on a story by)
 2008 Yûbae Shôjo (based on the novel by)
 2006 House of the Sleeping Beauties (novel "Nemureru bijo")
 2005 Koto (TV Movie) (novel)
 2001 Sleeping Beauties (novel "Nemureru bijo")
 1985 Tristesse et beauté (novel "Utsukushisa to Kanashimi to")
 1980 Koto (novel)
 1974 Izu no odoriko (short story)
 1970 Ozu no mahôtsukai (translation of novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1970 Yukiguni (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Hi mo tsuki mo (novel)
 1969 Senba zuru (novel)
 1969 Snow Country (story "Yukiguni")
 1967 Izu no odoriko (short story)
 1966 Woman of the Lake (novel "Mizuumi")
 1965 Tamayura (TV Series) (original story)
 1965 With Beauty and Sorrow (novel)
 1963 Izu no odoriko (novel)
 1963 Koto (book "Koto")
 1959 Kaze no aru michi (novel)
 1957 Yukiguni (novel)
 1956 Tokyo no hito (story)
 1956 Niji ikutabi (novel)
 1954 Izu no odoriko (short story)
 1954 Sound of the Mountain (novel)
 1953 Senba zuru (novel)
 1952 Asakusa kurenaidan (story)
 1951 Repast (scenario supervisor)
 1951 The Dancer (novel)
 1936 Mr. Thank You (novel)
 1935 Maihime no koyomi (story)
 1935 Otome-gokoro - Sannin-shimai (story "Asakusa no shimai")
 1933 The Dancing Girl of Izu (short story)
 1930 Asakusa kurenaidan (story)
 1926 A Page of Madness (adaptation) / (short story)
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Personal Quote:

The Zen disciple sits for long hours silent and motionless, with his eyes closed. Presently he enters a state of impassivity, free from all ideas and all thoughts. He departs from the self and enters the realm of nothingness. This is not the nothingness or the emptiness of the West. It is rather the reverse, a universe of the spirit in which everything communicates freely with everything, ... See more »

Trivia:

Kawabata left many of his stories apparently unfinished, sometimes to the annoyance of readers and reviewers. This was in fact done intentionally, as Kawabata felt that vignettes of incidents along the way were far more important than major conclusions. See more »

Trademark:

His main characters are distant isolated loners, who make observations about the world they experience around them. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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