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In this Japanese name, the family name is Kajii.

Motojirō Kajii (梶井 基次郎 , Kajii Motojirō, sometimes written Motojirou Kajii or Kajii Motojirou, February 17, 1901 – March 24, 1932) was a Japanese author of the Shōwa period. He wrote several famous poetic short stories such as "The Lemon", "Winter Days", and "Under the Cherry Trees".

He died at young age and wrote few works, but his stories have become influential in Japanese culture. For example, many high school students imitate the protagonist of his short story "Lemon", leaving a lemon in a department store. And his first line " Dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees! " (桜の樹の下には屍体が埋まっている! , Sakura no ki no shita ni wa shitai ga umatte iru!) is usually said by Japanese people about the cherry-blossoms-watching custom of hanami.

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