George Ohsawa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


George Ohsawa

twentieth century Japanese philosopher

Date of Birth: 18-Oct-1893

Place of Birth: Kyoto, Kyōto Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 23-Apr-1966

Profession: nutritionist, philosopher

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About George Ohsawa

  • George Ohsawa, born Nyoichi Sakurazawa (?? ??), October 18, 1893 – April 23, 1966, was the founder of the macrobiotic diet.
  • When living in Europe he went by the pen names of Musagendo Sakurazawa, Nyoiti Sakurazawa, and Yukikazu Sakurazawa.
  • He also used the French first name Georges while living in France, and his name is sometimes also given this spelling.
  • He wrote about 300 books in Japanese and 20 in French.
  • He defined health on the basis of seven criteria: lack of fatigue, good appetite, good sleep, good memory, good humour, precision of thought and action, and gratitude.

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