Yasunari Kawabata

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Yasunari Kawabata

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Yasunari Kawabata

Born: 11 June 1899, Osaka, Japan

Died: 16 April 1972, Zushi, Japan

Residence at the time of the award: Japan

Prize motivation: "for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind."

Language: Japanese

Prize share: 1/1

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