14th June 2017

The Old Capital - Yasunari Kawabata, J. Martin Holman

As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.

 

Yasunari Kawabata

 

Yasunari Kawabata (born June 14, 1899) was the first Japanese author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was also a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism, which was the centerpiece of his Nobel speech.