About Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation

Background and purpose of establishment

February 25, 1976, Established by Kadokawa Shoten's founder, KADOKAWA Genyoshi, as his last wish.
August 1, 2018, Became a public interest foundation.
The Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation’s objective is to encourage the study of national literature, history, and film arts, as well as the creation of literary arts such as haiku, tanka, and novels while recognizing outstanding achievements.

Main activities

  • Giving awards for literary achievement
    ・ "Dakotsu Prize" (Haiku), "Chouku Prize" (Tanka)
    ・ "Kadokawa Genyoshi Prize" (History/Literature)
  • Publication of literary works
    ・ Comprehensive Magazines "Haiku" and "Tanka"
    ・ Collection of Haiku, Poetry Collection
  • Subsidy program for cultural activities
    ・ Symposium(s) on ancient history and religion
    ・ The University of Tokyo Charity Course
  • Collection and preservation of literary materials
    ・ Operation of Kadokawa Japanese Culture Library
    ・ Planning of "Kadokawa Genyoshi Exhibition" etc.


Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation
Kadokawa Musashino Museum 3-31-3 Higashitokorozawa Wada, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama, 359-0023, Japan

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