Kenji Miyazawa

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the translated work of Kenji Miyazawa.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenji Miyazawa was the eldest son of a pawnbroker in the town of Hanamaki, in the remote prefecture of Iwate. After studying agriculture and forestry, he worked as a teacher at an agricultural school, leaving after five years to found the Las Farmers Association. In the last years of his life he travelled around villages teaching the science of rice cultivation. Miyazawa’s writings have been published in Japan at least three times in multi-volume collected works and scores of separate editions, illustrated and otherwise.