EMI Suiin

Date of Birth and Death
September 17, 1869 - November 3, 1934
Birthplace (modern name)
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure
Pen name etc.
Dotoan (pen name), Suiintei Ugai (pen name)


Novelist. After moving to Tokyo in 1881 he joined Sugiura Jugo’s Shoko-juku, a private school, and at the invitation of Iwaya Sazanami he also participated in Kenyu-sha, the writers’ group led by Ozaki Koyo. In 1892 he founded the publishing company Kosui-sha and established the magazine Kozakura Odoshi. He continued writing in newspapers such as Chuo Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun and Kobe Shimbun. In 1899 he joined the publishing company Hakubun-kan and as the editor-in-chief of the magazine Taiheiyo and Shonen Sekai, he published adventure novels. He moved to Niroku Shimpo-sha in 1904. He also wrote Meiji Bundan-shi: Jiko Chushin (The Self-centered History of the Literary People in the Meiji Era) in 1927, which is considered to be an important record about the topic.


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EMI Suiin

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