Masaoka Shiki

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1867 – 1902

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Who was Masaoka Shiki?

Masaoka Shiki, pen-name of Masaoka Noboru, was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan. Shiki is regarded as a major figure in the development of modern haiku poetry. He also wrote on reform of tanka poetry.

Some consider Shiki to be one of the four great haiku masters, the others being Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa.

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Born
Oct 14, 1867
Matsuyama
Nationality
  • Japan
Education
  • University of Tokyo
Lived in
  • Ehime Prefecture
Died
Sep 19, 1902
Tokyo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013