Kan Shimozawa

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Kan Shimozawa
Native name 子母澤 寛
Born Umetani Matsutaro
(1892-02-01)February 1, 1892
Atsuta, Hokkaido
Died July 19, 1968(1968-07-19) (aged 76)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater Meiji University
Notable works Zatoichi series
Notable awards 1962 Kikuchi Kan Prize

Kan Shimozawa (子母澤 寛, Shimozawa Kan) was a Japanese novelist. He was born February 1, 1892 in Atsuta, Hokkaido, and died July 19, 1968. Sometimes his name is spelled Kan Shimosawa (in New Tale of Zatoichi, Zatoichi the Fugitive). His real name was Umetani Matsutaro.


He is the creator of several fictional works. Many of which have been adapted into movies. These include:

Historical figures[edit]

He has written several historical figures into his works, including: