Naito Konan (Naito Konan)

Naito Konan

Also known as “Torajiro Naito,” he was a world-renowned Sinologist. After initially working as a journalist, he traveled to China frequently and became a professor of Chinese civilization at the University of Kyoto. He wrote many works on Sinology and became an expert on Chinese art. He was also an excellent calligrapher who also wrote poems in Chinese. His complete works, “Naito Konan zenshu,” were compiled from 1969 to 1976 and published. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)


  • August, 27, 1866


  • June, 06, 1934


  • Honen-in Temple Cemetery
  • Kyoto
  • Japan

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