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Haruki Murakami Spots in Japan

A prominent Japanese author born in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
He debuted by winning the Gunzo New Writer's Award for his work 'Hear the Wind Sing'.
Unlike the often pretentious prose of pure literature, his style is distinctive for its dry tone and witty narrative, resembling high-quality translated novels, making it accessible even to those who don't usually read novels.
His 1987 work 'Norwegian Wood' became a major bestseller in Japan.
Every year, there is excitement about the possibility of him winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, but so far, there has been no good news. It's a pity.1Q84


A renowned jazz cafe where jazz music is played inside.
DUG is depicted as the meeting place of the protagonist in 'Norwegian Wood'.



〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3丁目15−12


An Italian restaurant frequently visited by Mr. Murakami.
In the essay 'Faraway, Nearby', there is a scene where he eats the '958,816th pizza'.



〒650-0004 兵庫県神戸市中央区中山手通2丁目3−13

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