TAKEISHI Koha

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

Description

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.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

TAKEISHI Koha

  • Portrait of TAKEISHI Koha1