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Grave of a giant

Natsume Kinnosuke, better known as Natsume Soseki, was one of the giants of Japanese literature. He wrote books such as, Kokoro, Bochan and I am a Cat. Even though he died in 1916 he has an influence on the modern world with his works still being printed in the twenty-first century in many languages. Haruki Murakami is on record as saying that Natsume was his favourite writer. Today you can see the grave of this giant at Zoshigaya Cemetery, near Ikebukuro.