Natsume Soseki

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Soseki as depicted by Okamoto Ippei in a series on patriotic history.
  • Born: 1867
  • Died: 1916
  • Japanese: 夏目漱石 (Natsume Soseki)

Natsume Soseki was a Meiji period novelist, regarded today as one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Japanese modern literature.

His most famous works, Wagahai neko de aru ("I Am a Cat") and Botchan, were published in 1905 and 1906 respectively.

His earliest biography was written by Ikezaki Tadataka, one of his students.[1]


  1. Exhibition pamphlet, "Naha wo utau," Naha City Museum of History, 2015.