Person of Cultural Merit

Japanese recognition and honor

Person of Cultural Merit (文化功労者, bunka kōrōsha) is an official Japanese recognition and honor which is awarded annually to select people who have made outstanding cultural contributions. This distinction is intended to play a role as a part of a system of support measures for the promotion of creative activities in Japan. By 1999, 576 people had been selected as Persons of Cultural Merit.
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Author

Yasunari Kawabata cover

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Yasunari Kawabata

Japanese author

Works

28

The Master of Go

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata
illustrator: Go Seigen

1951 or 1954

Beauty and Sadness

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata

1964 or 1965 or 1981

The House of the Sleeping Beauties

Novella by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata

1961

The Old Capital

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata
illustrator: Kaii Higashiyama

1962

Snow Country

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata
illustrator: Keisuke Serizawa

1935 or 1937

Author

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki cover

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Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Japanese author

Works

25

A Cat, A Man, and Two Women

1936 novel written by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1936

Naomi

novel by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1947 or 1925

Svastika

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

The Key

novel by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1956

Author

Hayao Miyazaki cover

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Hayao Miyazaki

Japanese animator, film director, and mangaka (1941-)

Author

Eiji Yoshikawa cover

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Eiji Yoshikawa

Japanese historical novelist (1892–1962)

Author

Shusaku Endo cover

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Shusaku Endo

author from Japan

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