Blog · May 7, 2022

Murakami Library Unveiled at Author’s Alma Mater in Tokyo

Murakami, 72, is one of Japan’s most famous writers, whose intricately crafted tales of the absurdity and loneliness of modern life are global bestsellers.

The library dedicated to his work, which opens next week at Waseda University, features a replica of his minimalist workspace, a cafe and even a radio studio.

“Honestly, I wish something like this had been built after my death,” Murakami joked as reporters were shown around the facility.