Kan Kikuchi

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Kan Kikuchi
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Native name 菊池 寛
Born Hiroshi Kikuchi
(1888-12-26)December 26, 1888
Takamatsu, Kagawa
Died March 6, 1948(1948-03-06) (aged 59)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Japanese

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.

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Kan Kikuchi's published writings encompass 512 works in 683 publications in 7 languages and 2,341 library holdings.[1]

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