Eiji Yoshikawa

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Birthday
11, 1892
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Sep 7, 1962 (70)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1892
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Sep 7, 1962 (70)

About

A Japanese author known for his historical adventure novels containing elements of Japanese culture and folklore, he is most famous for his 1935 novel, Miyamoto Musashi. His other works include Taiko ki and Wasurenokori no ki.

Before Fame

He wrote poetry and comics throughout his youth. In 1914, his early novel, The Tale of Enoshima, won a literary contest sponsored by a prominent Japanese publisher.

Trivia

Four of his novels have been translated into English.

Family Life

He was married twice: first, to Yasu Akazawa, and later to Fumiko Ikedo.

Associated With

He was a recipient of Japan's prestigious Order of the Sacred Treasure, as was W. Edwards Deming .

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