• Masaoka Shiki

    Masaoka Shiki

    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, credited with writing nearly 20,000 stanzas during his short life. He also wrote on reform of tanka poetry.

  • Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Awards

    The Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Awards, named after the founder of modern Japanese haiku, were established on the principles set forth in the Matsuyama Declaration, adopted at the Shimanamikaido '99 Haiku Convention in Matsuyama held in September 1999. The establishment of this award attracts people's attention to Masaoka Shiki as a globally recognized poet and to haiku as a short form of world poetry.

  • Masaoka

    Masaoka is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Kenzō Masaoka

    Kenzō Masaoka (政岡 憲三, Masaoka Kenzō, October 5, 1898 - November 23, 1988) was an early anime creator. Masaoka was born in Osaka, Japan and died in Tokyo, Japan. He is probably most famous for creating the earliest anime to use cel animation and recorded sound. He worked at a number of companies as an animator and actor. His work as a special effects artist earned him the title "Japanese Méliès."

  • Mike Masaoka

    Mike Masaru Masaoka (Japanese: 正岡優, October 15, 1915 – June 26, 1991) was born in Fresno, California. The family moved to Salt Lake City where Masaoka legally changed his first name to "Mike" and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Onan Masaoka

    Onan Kainoa Satoshi Masaoka (born October 27, 1977) is an American baseball pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1999 and 2000.

  • Miya Masaoka

    Miya Masaoka is based in New York City (born 1958, Washington, DC) and is an American composer, musician, and sound artist active in the field of experimental music. Her work encompasses contemporary classical composition, improvisation, electroacoustic music, traditional Japanese instruments, and performance art. Her full-length ballet was performed at the Venice Biennale 2004. She is the recipient of the Core Fulbright Scholarship for Japan, 2016.

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