URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/20274

The Shiki kaishi (子規会誌) is the official journal of the Matsuyama Shiki Society (松山子規会) whose members study and promote the work of Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), a major figure in the development of modern Japanese literature and the inventor of the modern haiku. Born in 1867 as the son of a samurai in the Matsuyama Domain, Shiki moved to Tokyo to study at the age of 15 and began a career writing for the newspaper Nihon in 1892. He died ten years later, on September 19, 1902 after a long struggle with tuberculosis, and having written 24,000 haiku and many volumes of original criticism. The Matsuyama Shiki Society was founded in 1943 by Shiki’s contemporary Yanagihara Kyokudō and has met on the 19th of every month since then to share their research. The Shiki kaishi publishes the proceedings of these monthly meetings and research on Masaoka Shiki. It has been published continuously on a quarterly basis since April, 1979, and contains a wealth of writing on Shiki and his circle, including such figures as Natsume Sōseki, Takahama Kyoshi, Kawahigashi Hekigotō, and Naitō Meisetsu. The journal also features reviews of books on Shiki and bibliographies of Shiki scholarship. With the permission of the Society’s membership, Boston University makes its contents freely available here to researchers and haiku enthusiasts the world over.




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