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Fukada Kyuya

Fukada Kyuya (3 November 1903 - 21 March 1971) was a Japanese writer and mountaineer. 

Fukada Kyuya was reconciled with fellow mountaineer Kobayashi Hideo, who encouraged him to write non-fiction works about mountains and mountaineering. From 1959-1963, he wrote Nihon Hyaku-meizan (100 famous Japanese mountains), which was an immediate hit, and which won the 16th Yomiuri Prize.

In 1968, Fukada was made vice-chairman of the Japan Mountaineering Association. In 1966, and again in 1969-1970, he made long journeys in Central Asia of China and the Soviet Union, exploring the mountains of the Silk Road. 

 

Japan 2003, "Centenary of the Birth of Fukuda Kyuya".
Mount Hakusan in the background.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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