The Japanese writer Haruki Murakami is going to be extensive vinylcollectie, with more than ten thousand records, manuscripts, books and letters, to donate to his alma mater, Waseda university in Tokyo. That made Murakami yesterday at a press conference known, his first in 37 years in Japan.
“It is very important to me, so I thought that I clearly had to explain”, said Haruki Murakami at the Japan Times. “I have no children, and it would be for me a problem as all the things that I have gathered scattered or lost would get.”
“After nearly forty years of writing, there is hardly any space for the documents, such as manucripten and related articles at my home or at the office to keep it.”
The Waseda university in Tokyo will be a Haruki Murakami bibliotheekinstituut establish where the collection can be consulted. Given the many musical references in the work of the author of south of the border (1992), Kafka on the beach (2003), about Which I am talking about when I about running talk (2007, 1q84 (2010), and Men without a woman (2016) will the institute decide a intimate insight to offer on the musical inspirations behind the rich oeuvre of Haruki Murakami.
Murakami is a jazzfan and his book Norwegian Wood (1987) for example, is named after the song by The Beatles.