Night on the Galactic Railroad


Night on the Galactic Railroad (銀河鉄道の夜, Ginga Tetsudō no Yoru), sometimes translated as Milky Way Railroad, Night Train to the Stars or Fantasy Railroad in the Stars, is a classic Japanese fantasy novel by Kenji Miyazawa written around 1927. The nine-chapter novel was posthumously published in 1934 as part of Complete Works of Kenji Miyazawa Vol. 3 (『宮沢賢治全集』第三巻) published by Bunpodō (文圃堂). Four versions are known to be in existence, with the last one being the most famous among Japanese readers.The novel was adapted as a 1985 anime film of the same title as well as various stage musicals and plays.
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language: Japanese
date of publication: 1934
genre: speculative fiction novel
published in: Miyazawa Kenji Zenshū

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