Ryotaro Shiba

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Birthday
7, 1923
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 12, 1996 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1923
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 12, 1996 (72)

About

A Japanese author of historical novels, he is particularly known for Ryōma Coming to Us. He also created the Kaidō wo Yuku travel essay series, which was published in more than one thousand installments.

Before Fame

He began his career as a journalist with the Sankei Shimbun, one of Japan's major newspapers.

Trivia

He received the Naoki Prize for his 1959 novel Fukuro no Shiro.

Family Life

He grew up in Osaka, Japan. He later married Fukuda Midori.

Associated With

He and artist Takashi Murakami are both renowned Japanese cultural figures.

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