Akiko Yosano

Akiko Yosano

December 07, 1878 – May 29, 1942

Yosano Akiko 与謝野 晶子 Seiji: 與謝野 晶子 (7 December 1878 – 29 May 1942) was the pen-name of a Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer, active in the late Meiji period as well as the Taishō and early Shōwa periods of Japan. Her name at birth was Shō Hō 鳳 志やう Hō Shō. She is one of the most noted, and most controversial, post-classical woman poets of Japan.