Dorothy Britton

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Dorothy Guyver Britton, Lady Bouchier MBE was born in Yokohama, moved to the United States at the age of 13, and educated in the United States and England, returning to Japan after the American Occupation. She is best known as a translator into English of Oku no Hosomichi by Basho: A Haiku Journey – Basho's Narrow Road to a Far Province. She is author of The Japanese Crane: Bird of Happiness and co-author of National Parks of Japan.

Dorothy Britton is also a poet and composer and was a pupil of Darius Milhaud. She is known for her popular album Japanese Sketches, in which Tetsuko Kuroyanagi's father is violin soloist.

Her late husband, Air Vice Marshal Sir Cecil ("Boy") Bouchier, K.B.E., C.B., D.F.C. was the first commander of the Indian Air Force and a station commander during the Battle of Britain.

Lady Bouchier was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[1]

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