Aizu Yaichi

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Aizu Yaichi
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Born(1881-08-01)August 1, 1881
DiedNovember 21, 1956(1956-11-21) (aged 75)
Other names会津 八一
Occupationpoet, calligrapher and historian

Aizu Yaichi (会津 八一, August 1, 1881 – November 21, 1956) was a Japanese poet, calligrapher and historian.


Yaichi was born in the Furumachi area of Niigata, Niigata, and was a professor emeritus of ancient Chinese and Japanese art at Waseda University. His focus was mostly on Buddhist art of the Asuka and Nara eras.

In 1926 he advocated for the creation of an art history museum at Waseda University, and eventually collected a vast number of works. In 1951 he received the 2nd Yomiuri Prize.[1]

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  1. ^ "読売文学賞" [Yomiuri Prize for Literature] (in Japanese). Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved September 28, 2018.