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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 Kurutta ippêji (1926), Meshi (1951) and Yama no oto (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

Kurutta ippêji
(1926)
Meshi
Meshi Writer
(1951)
Yama no oto
Yama no oto Writer
(1954)
Koto
Koto Writer
(1963)

Filmography

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 2016 Koto (based on the novel by)
 2010 Ayashiki bungô kaidan (TV Series) (novel "One Arm" - 1 episode)
- Kataude (2010) ... (novel "One Arm")
 2010 Red Dance (Short) (inspired by: short story)
 2009 Tenohira no shôsetsu (stories)
 2009 Kingyo (Short) (story "Canaries")
 2009 Xin (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 Bellas durmientes (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 Onna no mizûmi (novel "Mizuumi")
 1965 Tamayura (TV Series) (original story)
 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 Yama no oto (novel)
 1953 Senba zuru (novel)
 1952 Asakusa kurenaidan (story)
 1951 Meshi (scenario supervisor)
 1951 Maihime (novel)
 1936 Mr. Thank You (novel)
 1935 Maihime no koyomi (story)
 1935 Otome-gokoro - Sannin-shimai (story "Asakusa no shimai")
 1933 Koi no hana saku Izu no odoriko (short story)
 1930 Asakusa kurenaidan (story)
 1926 Kurutta ippêji (adaptation) / (short story)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Wisteria sprays, as they trail in the breeze, suggest softness, gentleness, reticence. Disappearing and then appearing again in the early summer greenery, they have in them that feeling for the poignant beauty of things long characterized by the Japanese as "mono no aware." See more »

Trivia:

Along with the death of all his family while he was young, Kawabata suggested that the War was one of the greatest influences on his work, stating he would be able to write only elegies in postwar Japan. 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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