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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 Sleeping Beauty (2011), A Page of Madness (1926) and Mr. Thank You (1936). 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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 2016 The Old Capital (based on the novel by)
 2011 Sleeping Beauty (idea)
 2010 Red Dance (Short) (inspired by: short story)
 2010 Kaidan Horror Classics (TV Series) (novel "One Arm" - 1 episode)
- One Arm (2010) ... (novel "One Arm")
 2009 Tenohira no shôsetsu (stories)
 2009 Kingyo (Short) (story "Canaries")
 2009 Love Suicides (Short) (based on a story by)
 2008 Kataude (Short) (writer)
 2008 Yûbae Shôjo (based on the novel by)
 2007 Nemureru bijo (novel)
 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 (author - novel, "Hi Mo Tsuki Mo" - Tokyo 1953)
 1969 Senba zuru (novel)
 1967 Izu no odoriko (short story)
 1966 Woman of the Lake (novel "Mizuumi")
 1965 Snow Country (story "Yukiguni")
 1965 Tamayura (TV Series) (original story)
 1965 With Beauty and Sorrow (novel)
 1963 Izu no odoriko (novel)
 1963 Kyoto (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 (author- short 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Maybe vagueness has been good for me. The word means two different things in Tokyo and Osaka, you know. In Tokyo it means stupidity, but in Osaka they talk about vagueness in a painting and in a game of Go. See more »

Trivia:

Kawabata apparently committed suicide in 1972 by gassing himself, but a number of close associates, including his widow, consider his death to have been accidental; one thesis, advanced by Donald Richie, was that he mistakenly unplugged the gas tap while preparing a bath. 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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