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Mostly portraits of Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972)

(between 1906 - 1912)
During elementary school, Kawabata wanted to be a painter.
Graduation from elementary school
5th year of Ibaraki Middle School
Picture when entering upper school.
(ca. 1929)
Members of the literary journal Bungei Jidai, and Iketani. From right to left: Suga (Y), Kawabata, Ishihama (Εl), Nakagawa (͗^), Iketani (rJMOY).
(between 1929-1934)
A picture during the time he was living at Sakuragi-cho in Ueno (ؒ).
Kawabata with his wife Hideko (Gq) to his left and her younger sister Kimiko (Nq) to his right.
At home in Kamakura. By this time the first full edition of Snow Country has been published (1937) but the sections about the final fire and the Milky Way have yet to be written.
Kawabata's house in Nagatani, Kamakura. His last residence. He moved here in 1946.
(1946 or later)
Kawabata at work at his house in Nagatani of Kamakura.
(date unknown)
Playing go. Kawabata wrote The Go Master in 1954.
(ca. 1957)
Kawabata on the set of "The Izu Dancer" (ɓ̗xq) with Yoshinaga (giS). He said of her, "I felt a nostalgic intimacy with Sayuri Yoshinaga when she was in the traditional dress of a dancer."
Kawabata with actress Iwashita (≺u) at his lawn at Nagatani. Iwashita was in the film versions of "The Capital" (Ós), 1963 and "Snow Country" (ፑ) 1965.
(after 1946)
A portrait from late in his life.