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Masao Atsukawa

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Masao Atsukawa
BornMay 8, 1933
DiedFebruary 3, 2009 (age 75)

Masao Atsukawa (1933 - 2009) was a Japanese close-up magician, student of Tenkai, and well-known crime novelist. Masao Atsukawa used the pen name Tsumao Awasaka for his writing.[1]


He was awarded the Tenkai Prize in 1969, and won the Izumikyokasho literary prize for his mystery writing. He also received the Naoki Award, Japan's highest award for light literature.




Atsukawa in Genii


  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 103, No. 1113, April 2009, Masao Atsukawa has died…, page 99