Masaoka Shiki

(1867-1902 / Japan)

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Masaoka Shiki (September 17, 1867 – September 19, 1902) was the pen-name of a Japanese author, poet, literary critic, and journalist in Meiji period Japan. His real name was Masaoka Tsunenori , but as a child he was called Tokoronosuke . Later, he changed his name to Noboru .

Shiki was a strong advocate of modernization of Japanese poetry, introducing the terms haiku to replace ... more »

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  • Gold Star - 68,481 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/5/2015 4:32:00 AM)

    there is another page (with 25 poems) at PH dedicated to Shiki... but there his name is mispelled in MasaokI ('I') .
    please, PH, can you erase that page? Thanks

  • Rookie Mostafiz Tito (4/12/2015 12:35:00 AM)

    He is my inspiration.

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