Hitonari TSUJI Jinsei, Novelist , Vocalist and film director

Hitonnari TSUJI

for novel, He use name”Hitonari TSUJI” for his creative writings

During the 1980’s, Tsuji started seriously writing novels as a “Blank Generation” writer.
In 1989、 his first novel, Pianissimo won the 13th Subaru Prize for Literature (Subaru Bungaku Sho).
In 1997, he was awarded the 116th Akutagawa Prize for Kaikyo no Hikari (The Light from the Straits).
In 1999, he was awarded the Prix Femina Award, a prestigious French literary prize, in the foreign novel category, for the French translation of Le Bouddha blanc (The White Buddha, Hakubutsu,published by Mercure de France).
He is the first Japanese writer to ever win the Prix Femina Award..
His novels are translated in different languages and published in many countries, such as France,Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Thailand,etc.
Tsuji has been selected by French literary magazine, LIRE as one of the world’s 50 prospective novelists.

for music, He use name “JInsei TSUJI” for his rock situation

His first band named “ECHOES” was started in 1979 in Tokyo .First album “Welcome to the lost child club “1985 was a smash hit by Sony records .
and his song “ZOO” was a Million hit in Japan.
ECHOES was a gig at BUDOKAN .
ECHOES is a famous 80's Japanese rock band. TSUJI was the vocalist, composer for music and philosophy.
after ECHOES he Formed in 2007, ZAMZA
ZAMZA will be making its U.S. debut with a hot rockin' album, entitled, "MANGA".

for film ,He use name “Jinsei TSUJI”for film directing

In the 1980’s, Tsuji started producing independent films through his college’s movie club.
In 1999, his directorial debut, SENNEN-TABITO (Director, Screenwriter, and Music) was presented as an official invitation film for the 56th International Critic week of Venice Film Festival In 2001, his movie, HOTOKE (Director, Writer, and Music) was presented as an official selection in the 51st Berlin International Film Festival, in the Panorama section. In the same year, HOTOKE was presented to the Deauville Asian Film Festival, in the Competition section, and won the best image award.
HOTOKE participated in the 27th Seattle International Film Festival.
In 2002, his movie, FILAMENT (Director, Screenwriter, Music) was submitted to the 37th Czech Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Official Selection Competition section and awarded the International Ecumenical Jury of the Christian Churches. In the same year, a TV movie, Mokka no Koibito (Author, Writer, and Director) was produced.
In summer 2008, his new movie ACACIA was produced.
Tsuji is currently based in Paris and producing films.
in 2009 ,ACACIA was presented to the 22th tokyo international Film Festival, in the Competition section