Kikuchi Kan Prize

The Kikuchi Kan Prize (菊池寛賞, Kikuchi Kan Shō) honors achievement in all aspects of Japanese literary culture. It was named in honor of Kikuchi Kan. The prize is presented annually by the literary magazine Bungei Shunjū and the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Literature.[1]


The original Kikuchi Kan Prize was proposed by Kikuchi as an award to honor the elders of the literary world. It was established in 1938. In keeping with the intent of the prize, the jury was made up of novelists aged 45 or younger, and recipients were novelists aged 46 or older. The prize lapsed after six years, but was revived in 1952 following Kikuchi's death. The range of recipients was enlarged to honor achievements in cinema, broadcasting, and other fields in contemporary literary culture. The jury meets in October to consider works published from September 1 of the previous year through August 31, and awards are announced in the December issue of Bungei Shunjū.[1]

Select list of prizewinnersEdit

The list of prizewinners includes a range of individual and institutional honorees.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Kaku shō shōkai 各賞紹介 [Introduction to the prizes]" (in Japanese). Bungei Shunjū. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Bungei Shunju, Award winners Archived 2013-12-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Professor Gets Prize; Keene of Columbia Cited for Work in Japanese Letters," New York Times. March 5, 1962.
  4. ^ Litteraire japonaise,[ Informations biographiques, Matsumoto Seicho]
  5. ^ SKIP City International D-Cinema Festival, 2008, bio notes, Yoji Yamada
  6. ^ Grand Street Issue 71. contributors, Akira Yoshimura Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Hata Masanori". Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. 1. Tokyo: Kodansha. 1993. p. 508. ISBN 4-06-931098-3.
  8. ^ University of Hawaii, honorary degree, Edward Seidensticker
  9. ^ "In Memoriam: Edwin McClellan, Noted for Translations of Japanese Literature," Archived 2010-07-15 at the Wayback Machine Yale Office of Public Affairs. May 19, 2009
  10. ^ Lincoln Center Festival 2010 (NY), Hisashi Inoue bio notes
  11. ^ 菊池寛賞、なでしこ・沢主将らに [Kikuchi Kan Prize to Nadeshiko Sawa and others]. The Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-10-19. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  12. ^ "菊池賞受賞者一覧 (List 4)" [Kikuchi Prize Recipient List (List 4)] (in Japanese). Bungeishunjū. October 2015. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  13. ^ "Kochikame's Akimoto Wins Kan Kikuchi Prize". Anime News Network. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2021-04-12.

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