Akutagawa, Ryunosuke

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Akutagawa, Ryunosuke Gender: M
born on 1 March 1892 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Tokyo, Japan, 35n42, 139e46
Timezone JST h9e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°08 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 21°48'

Ryunosuke Akutagawa


Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan. He is regarded as the "Father of the Japanese short story" and Japan's premier literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He committed suicide on 24 July 1927 at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Penguin, 2007): "1892 1 March: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa born in Tokyo ... According to East Asian astrology, born in the hour of the dragon (7-9 a.m.) of the day of the dragon of the month of the dragon of the year of the dragon, he is named Ryunosuke ("dragon-son")."

Note: The 'hour of the dragon' is between 7 and 9 a.m. so a speculative time of 8 a.m. is used.


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Haiku)