Masaoka Shiki

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Birthday
14, 1867
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Sep 19, 1902 (34)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1867
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Sep 19, 1902 (34)

About

Japanese poet, author, and critic who is best known for his haiku poetry. He also wrote numerous critical essays on the subject of Japanese tanka poetry.

Before Fame

He suffered from tuberculosis during most of his life and died from the illness at the young age of thirty-five.

Trivia

He enjoyed baseball during his teenage years and was posthumously awarded membership in the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He was born into a family of the Japanese Samurai class, and his mother was the child of a Confucian scholar.

Associated With

He was born in the same year in which renowned author Charles Baudelaire died.