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Akiko Yosano Essay

  • Submitted by: brookeunicorn
  • on January 7, 2013
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 480 words

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Famous   Japanese/Chinese   Person   Essay

    Akiko   Yosano,   also   known   as   Ho   Sho,   was   a   Japanese   author,   poet,   pioneering   feminist,   pacifist,   and social   reformer.   She   was   born   on   December   7,   1878   in   Sakai   and   died   on   May   29,   1942   at   the   age   of   63,   she   is   one   of   the   most   famous   post-classical   woman   poets   of   Japan,   and   she   founded   a   coeducational   school,   the   Bunka   Gakuin.

    To   begin,   Akiko   Yosano   was   born   in   Sakai,   near   Osaka.   At   the   age   of   eleven,   she   was   the   one   most   responsible   for   running   the   family   business   which   produced   and   sold   yokan.   As   a   young   child,   she   was   very   fond   of   literary   works   and   read   widely   in   her   fathers'   extensive   library.   In   high   school,   she   began   subscribing   to   Myojo   (Bright   Star)   poetry   magazine.   The   magazine's   editor,   Yosano   Tekkan,   taught   her   tanka   poetry.   They   first   met   when   he   came   to   Sakai   to   deliver   lectures   and   teach   workshops.   In   1901,   Tekkan   left   his   common-law   wife   and   married   Akiko.   The   two   poets   started   a   life together   in   Tokyo.  

    Later   that   same   year   Akiko   released   her   first   volume   of   tanka,   Midaregami   (Tangled   Hair),   which   contained   400   poems.   This   first   book   overshadows   everything   else   she   wrote   and   it   brought   a   passionate   individualism   to   traditional   tanka   poetry   which   she   followed   with   twenty   more   over   the   course   of   her   career.   Her   husband   soon   realized   her   abilities   were   far   greater   than   his   and   decided   to   concentrate   on   helping   her   as   opposed   to   himself.   During   the   height   of   the   Russo-Japanese   War,   she   wrote   a   poem,   addressing   her   brother,   which   was   tremendously   popular   and   was   even   made   into   a   song.   It   was   used   a   form   of   anti-war   protest.   During   the   Taisho   period,   Akiko   focused   her   attention   on   social   commentary   with   Hito   obyobi   Onna...

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