Date of Birth and Death
Octover 30, 1874 - July 9, 1916
Birthplace (modern name)
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure , Scholar (Human Science)
Pen name etc.
Ryuson (pen name)


Poet, critic and scholar of English literature. While attending the First Higher Middle School, he was introduced by Hirata Tokuboku and became a contributor to the magazine Bungakukai. After entering the Imperial University of Tokyo, he joined the launch of the magazine Teikoku Bungaku (Imperial Literature). After his graduation, he became a professor of the Higher Normal School and published a critical biography, Yaso (Christ), in 1899 as well as introducing foreign literature in the essay collection Saikin Kaigai Bungaku (Recent Foreign Literature) in 1901. He became a lecturer of the Imperial University of Tokyo along with Natsume Soseki in 1903. In 1905 he published a collection of translations of foreign poetry, Kaicho-on (The Sound of Ocean Waves), which had a great impact in poetry circles. After travelling abroad in 1907, he became a professor of the Imperial University of Kyoto. Later in his life, he wrote the autobiographical novel Uzumaki (Swirl) in 1910.


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