Gauche the Cellist also transliterated Gorsch the Cellist or Goshu the Cellist is a short story by the Japanese author Kenji Miyazawa. It is about Gauche, a struggling small town cellist who is inspired by his interactions with anthropomorphized animals to gain insight into music. The story has been translated into English and Italian, and was adapted into a critically acclaimed anime in 1982 by Isao Takahata. It had previously been adapted to the screen several times.
The Arts Festival Prize for Music, awarded for Gauche the Cellist by the
Agency for Cultural Affairs.