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Kyokutei Bakin

Japanese novelist in the late Edo period

1767   -   1848

country of citizenship: Japan
occupation: novelist, physician writer
student of: Koshigaya Gozan, Kurosawa Chikō, Bōsai Kameda, Katō Chikage

Kyokutei Bakin (曲亭 馬琴, 4 July 1767 – 1 December 1848) was a late Japanese Edo period gesaku author best known for works such as Nansō Satomi Hakkenden (The Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nansô) and Chinsetsu Yumiharizuki (Strange Tales of the Crescent Moon). Both are outstanding examples of nineteenth-century yomihon, or "books for reading" (as opposed to picture books and books for recitation).
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Chinsetsu Yumiharizuki

novel by Kyokutei Bakin in the early 19th century; adapt into a play by Mishima Yukio in 1969

author: Kyokutei Bakin, Yukio Mishima
illustrator: Kanisuke Takeshiba


Nansō Satomi Hakkenden

novel by Kyokutei Bakin

author: Kyokutei Bakin


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