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Monument commemorating the birthplace of Kenji Nakagami

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Monument commemorating the birthplace of  Kenji Nakagami

Kenji Nakagami, who was born in Shingu City in 1946, was awarded the 74th Akutagawa Prize for "The Cape," his story of kinship and territorial connection set in Shingu. The world of Kumano unfolds in his many unique stories, the most famous of which include "Karekinada" ("The Kareki Sea"), "Sennen no Yuraku" ("A Thousand Years of Pleasure") and "Kiseki" ("Miracles"). Nakagami, who was deeply attached to Kumano, was born in a house that still stands near JR Shingu Station.

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