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Kan Kikuchi

Writer from Japan

Hiroshi Kikuchi (菊池 寛, Kikuchi Hiroshi, December 26, 1888 – March 6, 1948), known by his pen name Kan Kikuchi (which uses the same kanji as his real name), was a Japanese author born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. He established the publishing company Bungeishunjū, the monthly magazine of the same name, the Japan Writer's Association and both the Akutagawa and Naoki Prize for popular literature. He was also the head of Daiei Motion Picture Company (currently Kadokawa Pictures). He is known to have been an avid player of Mahjong. Kan Kikuchi's published writings encompass 512 works in 683 publications in 7 languages and 2,341 library holdings.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Hiroshi Kikuchi
Date of birth
1888-12-26
Place of birth
Takamatsu
Nationality
Japan
Profession
Writer

Death

Date of death
1948-03-06

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