The Moment he Became a Novelist happened at Jingu SadiumJuly 31, 2018
Went to Jingu Stadium for the baseball game of Tokyo Yakult Swallows against Hiroshima Carp. This is where Murakami got a revelation to become a novelist. Besides that, it is a great place to be in a summer night.
In 1978, when Murakami attended a baseball game for Yakult Swallows against Hiroshima Carp at Jingu Stadium, the thought struck him: “I think I can write a novel”, then, he started to write his first novel at night after the game.