Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介) (1892-1927)

Death: 24th July 1927
Location: Zōshigaya Reien, Toshima, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan
Cause of death: Suicide – Overdose of barbital
Photo taken by: 三人日
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Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan. He is regarded as the "Father of the Japanese short story" and Japan's premier literary award, 芥川龍之介賞 / the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He committed suicide at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital.