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Yoshikawa Eiji


  • Name: 吉川英治
  • Name (romaji): Yoshikawa Eiji
  • Profession: Writer
  • Birthdate: 1892-Aug-11
  • Date of death: 1962-Sep-07
  • Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture (now part of Yokohama, Japan)

Related Dramas

  • Musashi (NHK, 2003) - Taiga drama
    • Screenwriter Kamata Toshio adapted his writings from Yoshikawa-san's book Miyamoto Musashi. Yoshikawa-san's book stopped at the duel at Ganryu Island between Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro in 1612. Kamata-san and NHK also tied in the Tokugawa shogunate with the Musashi taiga drama.
  • Taiheiki (NHK, 1991) - Taiga drama
    • Drama is based on Yoshikawa-san's book The Taiheiki: A Chronicle of Medieval Japan (1959).
  • Shin Heike Monogatari (NHK, 1972) - Taiga drama
  • Taikoki (NHK, 1965) - Taiga drama


  • The Tale of Enoshima (1914)
  • Life of Shinran (1922)
  • Sword Trouble, Woman Trouble
  • Secret Record of Naruto
  • Miyamoto Musashi (1935)
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (1937)
  • New Tale of the Heike (1950)
  • A Private Record of the Pacific War (1958)


  • AWARD - Cultural Order of Merit, 1960
  • AWARD - Mainichi Art Award, 1962

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