Shumon Miura

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Shumon Miura
三浦朱門
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Miura with his wife in 1955
Head of the Japan Art Academy
In office
2004–2014
Preceded by Tadashi Inumaru
Succeeded by Kuroi Senji
Commissioner of the Cultural Affairs Agency
In office
1 April 1985 1 September 1986
Preceded by Isao Suzuki
Succeeded by Hitoshi Ōsaki
Personal details
Born(1926-01-12)12 January 1926
Tokyo City, Tokyo Prefecture
Died3 February 2017(2017-02-03) (aged 91)
Tokyo
NationalityJapanese
Spouse(s)
(m. 19532017)
Alma mater University of Tokyo

Shumon Miura (三浦 朱門, Miura Shumon, 12 January 1926 – 3 February 2017) was a Japanese novelist.

He attended the University of Tokyo, and upon graduation joined the staff of the literary magazine Shin-Shicho (新思潮: "New Thought") in 1950. The next year, Miura published his first book. [1] He then married fellow Third Generation writer Ayako Sono in 1953, with whom he wrote many books about Catholicism and religion. Miura began teaching at Nihon University in 1967, the same year he was awarded the Shinchosha Prize. From 1985 to 1986, he was commissioner of the Cultural Affairs Agency. In 1999, the Japanese government designated Miura a Person of Cultural Merit. [2] In 2004, Miura was appointed to lead the Japan Art Academy. He stepped down in 2014, and died at a hospital in Tokyo due to pneumonia on 3 February 2017, aged 91. [3]

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References

  1. "Obituary / Shumon Miura / Author". Yomiuri Shimbun. 5 February 2017. Archived from the original on 6 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. "Muere Shumon Miura, novelista japonés de la "tercera generación"". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). 5 February 2017. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017 via El Universal. Alt URL
  3. "'Third Generation' novelist Shumon Miura dies at 91". Japan Times. 5 February 2017. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017 via The Manichi. Alt URL