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Handed down as world literature ... What is the message of the writer Shohei Ooka?

神奈川近代文学館 Holding period: 2020.10.03-2020.11.29
Ends in 35 days

「Special exhibition "World exhibition of Shohei Ooka"」

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Shohei Ooka (1909-1988), a writer representing the Showa era, has left a great mark in the history of Japanese literature. Ooka, who met Hideo Kobayashi and Chuya Nakahara at a young age and was known as a standart researcher, set out in 1944 at the age of 35 and returned to Japan after a lifetime of nine deaths. After the war, he made his debut as a novelist in "Prison Record" based on his actual experience, and announced "Fires on the Plain", which is said to be the highest peak of war literature, and "Mrs. Musashino", a bestseller. Since then, he has worked on works of various genres, and has made many achievements in research, critique, and translation. In 1967, he started serializing "Leite Senki" and received high praise. In this exhibition, we will trace the life of a literary writer who continued to walk in Japan after the war, focusing on the materials of "Ooka Shohei Bunko" donated by the bereaved family to the museum, while taking responsibility as a survivor.

The war that the intellectual Ooka experienced as a soldier. The work drawn by that transparent look is read as an excellent world literature that contains the fundamental questions of human beings. Now that 75 years have passed since the end of World War II, I hope it will be an opportunity to reconsider the message that Ooka's work conveys.

Special exhibition "World exhibition of Shohei Ooka"
[Date and time] October 3rd (Sat) -November 29th (Sun) 9: 30-17: 00 (Admission is until 16:30)
* Postponed from March 20th (Friday / holiday) to May 17th (Sunday) to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection.
[Venue] Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature 2nd and 3rd exhibition rooms
[Closed] Monday (Open on November 23)
[Fee] General ¥ 700, 65 years old and over, under 20 years old and students ¥ 350, high school students ¥ 100, junior high school students and younger free
* Free for those who have a physical disability certificate, love certificate, nursing certificate, or mental disability certificate (please contact us for details).
[Organizer] Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature, Kanagawa Literature Promotion Association
[Inquiries] 045-622-6666 (Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature)
*newThe date and time of the event may change depending on the spread of coronavirus infection. In addition, please cooperate in wearing a mask when you come to the museum to prevent infection. Other notes are posted in the notice . Please be sure to refer to it before visiting. Please contact us for more information.

  • Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature

This literary museum was opened in 1984. During this time, the exhibition includes large-scale exhibitions by genre such as popular literature, children, and poetry, as well as Soseki Natsume, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Kyoka Izumi, the three brothers Arishima, Minoru Samurai, Yasunari Kawabata, Osamu Osamu, Eiji Yoshikawa, and Shu Yamamoto. We have held more than 50 special exhibitions, including exhibitions by individual writers such as Goro, and exhibitions of literary walks in Kanagawa such as Kamakura, Yokohama, and Kawasaki, and we have been focusing on literary exhibition activities, including permanent exhibitions. I did.

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    Exhibition room (charged) 9: 30-17: 00 (admission until 16:30) Reading room (free) 9: 30-18: 30 (until 17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) Rental conference room, Japanese-style room, Hall (charged) 9: 30-21: 00