Famous Birthdays Today: 1867 – Masaoka Shiki, Japan, haiku & tanka poet/diarist (Salt Water Ballads).
Masaoka Shiki (正岡 子規, October 14, 1867 – September 19, 1902), pen-name of Masaoka Noboru (正岡 升), was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan. Shiki is regarded as a major figure in the development of modern haiku poetry. He also wrote on reform of tanka poetry. Some consider Shiki to be one of the four […]Read more ›