Japan 1949-1952 People of Culture

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8.00¥ green
Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (野口 英世)
3 November 1949
8.00¥ deep olive
Fukuzawa Yukichi (福澤 諭吉)
3 February 1950
8.00¥ dark Prussian green
Natsume Sōseki (夏目 漱石)
10 April 1950
8.00¥ Prussian green
Tsubouchi Shōyō (坪内 逍遥)
23 May 1950
8.00¥ dark violet
Ichikawa Danjūrō IX (九代目 市川 團十郎)
13 September 1950
8.00¥ violet brown
Joseph Hardy Nijima (新島 襄)
22 November 1950
8.00¥ dark green
Kanō Hōgai (狩野 芳崖)
27 February 1951
8.00¥ deep purple
Uchimura Kanzō (内村 鑑三)
23 March 1951
8.00¥ carmine
Higuchi Ichiyō (樋口 一葉)
10 April 1951
8.00¥ violet brown
Mori Ōgai (森 鷗外)
9 July 1951
8.00¥ chocolate
Masaoka Shiki (正岡 子規)
19 September 1951
8.00¥ dark blue
Hishida Shunsō (菱田 春草)
21 September 1951
10.00¥ dark green
Nishi Amane (西 周)
31 January 1952
10¥ brown violet
Ume Kenjirō (梅 謙次郎)
25 August 1952
10¥ carmine
Hisashi Kimura (木村 栄)
26 September 1952
10¥ dark green
Nitobe Inazō (新渡戸 稲造)
16 October 1952
10¥ chocolate
Torahiko Terada (寺田 寅彦)
3 November 1952
10¥ dark blue
Okakura Tenshin (岡倉 天心)
3 November 1952
  • First Row
    • Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, also known as Seisaku Noguchi, was a prominent Japanese bacteriologist who in 1911 discovered the agent of syphilis as the cause of progressive paralytic disease.
    • Fukuzawa Yukichi was a Japanese author, Enlightenment writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio-Gijuku University, the newspaper Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases.
  • Second Row
    • Natsume Sōseki, born Natsume Kinnosuke was a Japanese novelist of the Meiji period. He is best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness.
    • Tsubouchi Shōyō was a Japanese author, critic, playwright, translator, editor, educator, and professor at Waseda University.
    • Ninth in the line of actors to hold the name Ichikawa Danjūrō, he is depicted in countless ukiyo-e actor prints (yakusha-e), and is widely credited with ensuring Kabuki stayed vibrant and strong as Japan struggled with modernization and Westernization.
    • Joseph Hardy Nijima was a Japanese missionary and educator of the Meiji era who founded Doshisha University and Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts.
  • Third Row
    • Kanō Hōgai was a 19th-century Japanese painter of the Kanō school.
    • Uchimura Kanzō was a Japanese author, Christian evangelist, and the founder of the Nonchurch Movement of Christianity in the Meiji and Taishō period Japan.
    • Ichiyō Higuchi is the pen name of Japanese author Natsu Higuchi, also known as Natsuko Higuchi. Specializing in short stories, she was one of the first important writers to appear in the Meiji period.
    • Lieutenant-General Mori Ōgai was a Japanese Army Surgeon general officer, translator, novelist and poet.
  • Fourth Row
    • Masaoka Shiki, pen-name of Masaoka Noboru, was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan.
    • Hishida Shunsō was the pseudonym of a Japanese painter from the Meiji period. One of Okakura Tenshin's pupils along with Yokoyama Taikan and Shimomura Kanzan, he played a role in the Meiji era innovation of Nihonga.
    • Nishi Amane was a philosopher in Meiji period Japan who helped introduce Western philosophy into mainstream Japanese education.
    • Ume Kenjirō was a legal scholar in Meiji period Japan, and a founder of Hosei University.
  • Fifth Row
    • Hisashi Kimura was a Japanese astronomer originally from Kanazawa, Ishikawa. He devoted his career to the study and measurement of variation in latitude, building upon the work of Seth Carlo Chandler, who discovered the Chandler wobble.
    • Nitobe Inazō was a Japanese agricultural economist, author, educator, diplomat, politician, and Christian during the pre-World War II period.
    • Torahiko Terada was a Japanese physicist and author who was born in Tokyo.
    • Okakura Tenshin was a Japanese scholar who contributed to the development of arts in Japan. Outside of Japan, he is chiefly remembered today as the author of The Book of Tea.