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Places noted in connection with Toyama literature

6. Nyūzen

Hyōzō Kashiwabara

Where Uehara Elementary School once stood in the town of Nyūzen, one can now find a memorial to Nagai Michi, a novel by Akutagawa Prize winner Hyōzō Kashiwabara. During World War II, the writer evacuated to a place called Yoshiwara in the town of Nyūzen, and he later wrote a story centering on the long straight road that ran from Yoshiwara to what was once Uehara Elementary School. Later, Fujiko Fujio (A) penned the story as a comic titled Shōnen Jidai, a film version of which was subsequently created by director Masahiro Shinoda.

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