Kenji Nakagami learned radical and folklore style of writing from William Faulkner whom Kouji Karatani recommended and wrote many novels about. Many of his works are set in Kishu Kumano and with his novel about one family, Kishu Saga, (“The Sage of Kishu”), Nakagami created unique folklore like world. In 1975, Nakagami won the 74th Akutagawa Prize for Misaki (“The Cape”). In 1922, August 12, he died of kidney cancer at Hibi Hospital, Wakayama prefecture.
＜The Grave Location＞
Minamitani Reien Cemetery
Minamitani, Aza, Miwasaki, Shingu-city, Wakayama
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