1 Litre no Namida
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1 Litre no Namida (1リットルの涙 Ichi Rittoru no Namida? , lit. "1 Litre of Tears"; also
called A Diary with Tears or A Diary of Tears) is a dramatic tragedy diary written by 1 Litre no Namida
Aya Kitō (木藤亜也 Kitō Aya ? , July 19, 1962 - May 23, 1988) published shortly before
her death. The diary, a true story based on her own life, was originally written in first
person. It is about a girl coping with her teenage life along with a degenerative
disease. She keeps a diary of not only what she does but how she feels and the
hardships she must endure. Initially, the diary's purpose was for Kitō to chronicle
impressions she had about how the disease was affecting her daily life. As the
disease progressed, however, the diary became Kitō's outlet for describing the
intense personal struggles she underwent in coping, adapting, and ultimately trying to
survive her disease. As she notes in one entry, "I write because writing is evidence
that I am still alive."
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Original book of One Litre of Tears
Plot summary Author(s) Aya Kitō
Aya Kitō was diagnosed with a disease called spinocerebellar degeneration when she Original title 1リットルの涙
was 15 years old. The disease causes the person to lose control over their body, but Country Japan
because the person can retain all mental ability the disease acts as a prison. So in Language Japanese
the end she cannot eat, walk or talk.
Genre(s) Non-fiction novel
Through family, medical examinations and rehabilitations, and finally succumbing to Publisher Gentosha Inc.
the disease, Aya must cope with the disease and live on with life until her death at
Publication date February 25,
the age of 25.
Film Media type Print (Paperback)
A Litre of Tears is the film version of the drama. Pages 270 pp
ISBN ISBN 4-344-
TV series 40610-9
A Japanese TV drama, with the same title 1 Litre no Namida, was aired by Fuji TV in ISBN 978-4-344-
2005 based on the life of Aya. The main character Aya Ikeuchi, played by Erika
Sawajiri, depicts a girl with the same disease as Aya Kitō who goes through many of
the same problems.
 in English of 1 Litre of Tears
Diary of Aya in English - translated from Chinese
 Un litre de larmes, en français.
Un litre de larmes, le journal d'Aya traduction française du livre
Un Litro di Lacrime Traduzione italiana dall'inglese
A Diary of Tears in German - translated from English
One Litre of Tears Translated in German
via 1 Litre no Namida