Tōson Shimazaki is the pen-name of Shimazaki Haruki, a Japanese author, active in the Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa periods of Japan. He began his career as a romantic poet, but went on to establish himself as a major proponent of naturalism in Japanese fiction. Tōson was born in what is now part of the city of Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture and spent his childhood in the old post town of Magome-juku in the countryside of the Kiso District, which he left in 1881. He subsequently wrote about many aspects of life in this area, including in his most famous novel Before the Dawn, which was modeled...
|Birthdate:||March 25, 1872|
|Date of death:||August 22, 1943|
|Education:||Meiji Gakuin University|
|Also known as:||Tōson Shimazaki, Shimazaki Haruki, 島崎 藤村|