Tetsuji Morohashi

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Tetsuji Morohashi Memorial Museum, in Sanjō, Niigata.

Tetsuji Morohashi (諸橋 轍次 Morohashi Tetsuji?, June 4, 1883 – December 8, 1982) was an important figure in the field of Japanese language studies and Sinology. He is best known as chief editor of the Dai Kan-Wa jiten, a comprehensive dictionary of Chinese characters, or kanji.

Morohashi's father was also a scholar of Chinese and was a lover of the poetry of Su Shi. His name, Tetsuji, is derived from the name of Su Shi's brother Zhe (轍, Japanese: Tetsu) and the suffix "ji" (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally: "sub-, secondary").

  • Great Chinese-Japanese Dictionary (大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa jiten?) (Great Chinese-Japanese Dictionary) Morohashi Tetsuji, ed. Tōkyō: Taishūkan shoten 大修館書店 .
    • 1943: Vol. I
    • 1955-1960: Vol. I revised & Vols. II-XIII.

The Dr. Tetsuji Morohashi Museum (諸橋轍次記念館?) is located in his hometown of Sanjō, Niigata, which is also known as the Kangaku no sato (漢学の里 "Home of Chinese Studies").

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Morohashi was honored for contributions to sinology and lexicography.

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