Saneatsu Mushanokoji, along with Naoya Shiga, Takeo Arishima and Ikuma Arishima, began a literary magazine, Shirakaba (“White Birch”) in 1910. Mushanokoji was fondly known among his colleagues as “Musha”. He was awarded with the Order of Culture in 1951. He was also a honorary citizen of Tokyo. Mushanokoji wrote his first novel, Koya (“Wilderness”) at the age of 23 and wrote more than 6,000 of novels, dramas, poems and essays over his life. He was also a painter known for his uniquely simple but delicate style. He died in 1976 at the age of 90.
＜The Grave Location＞
Chuo Reien Cemetry
Tobukimachi, Hachioji-city, Tokyo