Masaoka Shiki

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Masaoka.
Masaoka Shiki
Masaoka Shiki
Born17 September 1867
Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
Died19 September 1902
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationWriter, Journalist
Genrespoetry, literary criticism
Literary movementHototogisu

Masaoka Shiki (正岡子規, Masaoka Shiki, September 17, 1867–September 19, 1902) was the pen-name of a Japanese author, poet, literary critic, and journalist in Meiji period of Japan. His real name was Masaoka Tsunenori. As a child he was called Noboru.

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