Osamu Dazai - age: 38

Osamu Dazai

Japan
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ABOUT

Being a Japanese author, Osamu Dazai was known as one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan. His famous novels as well as short stories like Shayō and Ningen Shikkaku became modern-day classics, attracting booklovers with a variety of important topics in life such as human nature, mental illness, social relationships, and postwar Japan. In addition, his personal life also caught attentions that there were four times he attempted at suicide and finally gained success in 1948. 

BEFORE FAME

He enrolled Aomori Prefectural Aomori High School in 1923 and attended Hirosaki University to study literature in 1927. Around this time, he had written several works like Aware ga (Poor Mosquito) and Omoide (Memories). 

PERSONAL LIFE

His first marriage was with Hatsuyo Oyama from 1931 to 1937. In 1939, he got married to Michiko Ishihara with three children, including Sonoko, Masaki and Satoko. In addition, he also had a daughter named Haruko with Shizuko Ōta, a fan of his works.

FUN FACTS

Author Osamu Dazai were born on Saturday, birthstone is Pearl, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Rooster, it is 213 days until Osamu Dazai next birthday.

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