WRITER

Kenji Miyazawa

1896 - 1933

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Kenji Miyazawa (宮沢 賢治 or 宮澤 賢治, Miyazawa Kenji, 27 August 1896 – 21 September 1933) was a Japanese novelist and poet of children's literature from Hanamaki, Iwate, in the late Taishō and early Shōwa periods. He was also known as an agricultural science teacher, a vegetarian, cellist, devout Buddhist, and utopian social activist.Some of his major works include Night on the Galactic Railroad, Kaze no Matasaburō, Gauche the Cellist, and The Night of Taneyamagahara. Miyazawa converted to Nichiren Buddhism after reading the Lotus Sutra, and joined the Kokuchūkai, a Nichiren Buddhist organization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenji Miyazawa has received more than 360,243 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Kenji Miyazawa is the 1,383rd most popular writer (up from 1,464th in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from Japan (up from 372nd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Kenji Miyazawa ranks 1,383 out of 5,755Before him are Diagoras of Melos, Avienus, Marie Anne Lenormand, Rodolphe Töpffer, Hovhannes Tumanyan, and Salawat Yulayev. After him are Tomi Ungerer, Henry de Montherlant, Wilhelm Müller, Thornton Wilder, John Dryden, and Eva Schloss.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1896, Kenji Miyazawa ranks 65Before him are Norodom Suramarit, Aleksei Antonov, Friedrich Hund, Henri de Lubac, Soghomon Tehlirian, and Michael Balint. After him are Karl August Wittfogel, Kazimierz Kuratowski, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Morarji Desai, Heo Jeong, and Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff. Among people deceased in 1933, Kenji Miyazawa ranks 29Before him are Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Henry Royce, Francesc Macià, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Hans Vaihinger. After him are Hipólito Yrigoyen, Raymond Roussel, Anagarika Dharmapala, Paul Painlevé, Anna de Noailles, and Mary Parker Follett.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kenji Miyazawa ranks 314 out of 6,048Before him are Jiro Miyake (1900), Hideaki Anno (1960), Hijikata Toshizō (1835), Ko Takamoro (1907), Ashikaga Yoshiaki (1537), and Ko Yong-hui (1952). After him are Yamato Takeru (72), Shigechiyo Izumi (1865), Nobuyuki Kato (1920), Emperor Fushimi (1265), Yoshio Okada (1926), and Ihara Saikaku (1642).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Kenji Miyazawa ranks 29Before him are Kobayashi Issa (1763), Eiji Yoshikawa (1892), Yosa Buson (1716), Shūsaku Endō (1923), Yosano Akiko (1878), and Chūya Nakahara (1907). After him are Ihara Saikaku (1642), Ichiyō Higuchi (1872), Ono no Komachi (825), Ryū Murakami (1952), Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), and Minamoto no Sanetomo (1192).