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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), Kurutta ippêji (1926) and Otome-gokoro - Sannin-shimai (1935). 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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(2011)
(1926)
Mr. Thank You Writer
(1936)

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 2016 Koto (based on the novel by)
 2011 Sleeping Beauty (idea)
 2010 Red Dance (Short) (inspired by: short story)
 2010 Ayashiki bungô kaidan (TV Series) (novel "One Arm" - 1 episode)
- Kataude (2010) ... (novel "One Arm")
 2009 Tenohira no shôsetsu (stories)
 2009 Kingyo (Short) (story "Canaries")
 2009 Xin (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 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)
 1967 Izu no odoriko (short story)
 1966 Onna no mizûmi (novel "Mizuumi")
 1965 Snow Country (story "Yukiguni")
 1965 Tamayura (TV Series) (original story)
 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 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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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:

His writing style was influenced by the Japanese haiku poems: brief and sparse, but lyrical and filled with nuances. See more »

Trademark:

His works are influenced by Zen Buddhism (where insight comes through isolation) and by the haiku (a brief, but expressive poem). See more »

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