Akiko Yosano

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Birthday
7, 1878
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
May 29, 1942 (63)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1878
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
May 29, 1942 (63)

About

Renowned and controversial Japanese poet, writer, feminist, and pacifist who wrote between 20,000 and 50,000 poems. She is perhaps best known for an anti-war poem entitled "Kimi Shinitamou koto nakare" and published during the Russo-Japanese War.

Before Fame

She ran her merchant family's yokan (candy) business beginning at the young age of eleven.

Trivia

Her birth name was Sho Ho; Akiko Yosano was her pen name.

Family Life

She married literary editor Tekkan Yosano in 1901. She subsequently gave birth to thirteen children.

Associated With

She was a literary contemporary of fellow Japanese author Eji Yoshikawa.