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 wa ...

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Fabrizio Frosini 20 January 2016

In his last years, writing and eating fruit were the only pleasures in his sick bed. He was tortured by pain, but when morphine could mask the main, he enjoyed painting, too. While the death was closing to Shiki, he composed a haiku on a cicada. a late summer cicada at the top of his voice chirping, and chirping....... The image of the life of the cicada overlaps his fate close to death.

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Fabrizio Frosini 05 November 2015

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

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Fabrizio Frosini 05 November 2015

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

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