Kawabata, Yasunari

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Kawabata, Yasunari Gender: M
born on 14 June 1899 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Osaka, Japan, 34n40, 135e30
Timezone JST h9e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 23°10' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°03 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 20°15'

Yasunari Kawabata (at his home in Kamakura)


Japanese novelist and short story writer whose lyrical prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read. Kawabata apparently committed suicide on 16 April 1972 (aged 72) by gassing himself, but a number of close associates, including his widow, consider his death to have been accidental.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1968 (Nobel Prize for Literature)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "川端康成: 大阪茨木時代と青春書簡集" [Kawabata Yasunari: Ibaraki, Osaka, age and youth, collection of letters] by 笹川隆平 (和泉書院 [Sasakawa Ryuhei], 1991), p. 57: "したがってこの男の子は六月十四日午後九時に生まれたことになる。" Translation: "Hence this boy was born at nine o'clock on June 14 in the afternoon."


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1968)