Miyazawa, Kenji

Miyazawa, Kenji

Given name: 賢治
Family name: 宮沢
Birthday: Aug 27, 1896
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Miyazawa was born in what is now Hanamaki city, Iwate Prefecture as the eldest son of a wealthy pawnbroker. From an early age, he was disturbed by what he perceived to be the social inequity between his well-to-do family and the impoverished farmers in the area from whom his family profited by lending them money.

From 1926 until his death in 1933, Miyazawa struggled to improve the material and spiritual life of the impoverished peasants of his native Iwate. He introduced new agricultural techniques and new varieties of seeds. He left his position as instructor at Hanamaki Agriculture School in 1926 to establish the Rasu Farmers Association. At the detached house of his family, where he was staying at the time, he gathered a group of youths from nearby farming families and lectured on agronomy. The association also engaged in plays, music, and other cultural activities.

His writings from this period show sensitivity for the land and for the people who work in it. A prolific writer of children's stories, many that appear superficially to be light or humorous, all contain stories intended for moral education of the reader. He wrote some works in prose and some stage plays for his students and left behind a large amount of tanka and free verse, most of which was discovered and published posthumously. His poetry, which has been translated into numerous languages, has a considerable following to this day. A number of his children’s works have been made into animated movies (anime) in Japan.

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3-tsu no Hanashi
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Cello Hiki no Gauche (1982)
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Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten
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Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten (1991)
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Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten (1993)
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Donguri to Yamaneko
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Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru
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Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru: Fantasy Railroad in the Stars
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Guskou Budori no Denki
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Guskou Budori no Denki (2012)
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Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru
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Kaze no Matasaburou
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Kaze no Matasaburou (Movie)
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Kenji no Trunk
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Taneyamagahara no Yoru
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Yukiwatari
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zaladinos | Mar 30, 10:17 PM
*お辞儀最敬礼 x 7* *敬礼 x 7*

Another one of Dai Nippon's Finest who experienced the Meiji, Taisho and Early Showa days.


Hentoki | Oct 7, 2015 1:38 PM
'cuse me, but, could someone tell me where can i find 3-tsu no Hanashi on internet?


Xardie | Dec 16, 2010 10:25 AM
One of the most prominent literary geniuses of 20th century Japan


jef | Aug 12, 2010 9:59 PM
Night on the Galactic Railroad superb! lovely this story


tehnominator | Jul 18, 2010 4:27 PM
Night on the Galactic Railroad was such a great story.


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