Season of the Sun

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Season of the Sun (太陽の季節 Taiyō no Kisetsu?) is a Japanese novel written in 1955 by Shintaro Ishihara, who later became a politician and was governor of Tokyo for 13 years from 1999-2012. It is the source of the name of the rebellious, taiyozoku (太陽族) youth culture which emerged after World War II.[1] The novel won the 1956 Akutagawa Prize.

In 2012 it inspired the name of Ishihara's short-lived national political party, the Sunrise Party (taiyo no to).[2]


Adaptations of the novel include: