Masaoki Shiki

(1867 - 1902)

Masaoki Shiki
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Shiki was born in Matsuyama on September 17, 1867 to Tsunenao, a low ranking samurai and Yae the daughter of Oharo Kanzan, a teacher at the feudal clan school. His real name was Tsunenori, but he was called Noboru as a child. Shiki, lost his father at the age of five and Kanzan took over his education and educated him in the Chinese Classics. He was very strict and conservative. Shiki was also influenced by his uncle , Kato Takusen, who later served as a diplomat and the mayor of Matsuyama.

Shiki was inspired by the Freedom and People's Right Movement, and in 1883 he went to Tokyo to become a politician, but while studying at the Imperial University, his interest in politics and ... more »

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  • Gold Star - 69,382 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/5/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    for PH: don't you think that this page should be erased..?

  • Gold Star - 69,382 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/5/2015 4:13:00 AM)

    it's MasaokA Shiki
    go to the correct page (MASAOKA SHIKI) for much more poems

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