Takeishi, Koha (1884 - 1913)

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Occupation, Status Others
Birthplace(modern name) Ibaraki
Date of Birth and Death Oct. 20, 1884 - May 4, 1913


Aviator. Born in Ibaragi. While attending the preparatory course at the Utah State University in the United States, he became interested in aircraft, entered an aviation school and learned to pilot a plane. He also published a Japanese newspaper in Utah titled "Rokki Jiho." On May 4, 1913, when flying from Osaka to Kyoto, he crash-landed at the Kyoto Fukakusa Drill Ground, becoming the first civilian aviator to die in Japan. This occurred a mere month after his return home.

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Source:Kindai Meishi no Omokage vol.1
Call no.:419-34
Monochrome, 8.1×11.1 cm