Ogawa, Mimei

Ogawa, Mimei

Given name: 未明
Family name: 小川
Birthday: Apr 7, 1882
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Ogawa Mimei (April 07, 1882 - May 11, 1961) was an author of short stories, children's stories, and fairy tales from Jouetsu, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. His real name was Ogawa Kensaku (小川健作). Ogawa studied at the Faculty of English Literature at Waseda University, where he graduated in 1905. That same year, Ogawa published his first literary work. Waseda University was at that time the center of the Japanese Naturalism movement. In 1910 Ogawa published his first fairy tale. In his fairy tales he used romanticism and true love. Ogawa is known in Japan as the founder of modern children's literature. Ogawa has been called Japan's Hans Christian Andersen. His stories are poetic and often of considerable artistic value. His works helped to raise a new value for children's literature.

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