Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
February 9 – Natsume Sōseki 夏目 漱石 (commonly referred to as "Sōseki"), pen name of Natsume Kinnosuke 夏目金之助 (died 1916), Japanese, Meiji Era novelist, haiku poet, composer of Chinese-style poetry, writer of fairy tales and a scholar of English literature; from 1984–2004, his portrait appears on the 1000 yen note (surname: Natsume)
September 17 – Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規, pen-name of Masaoka Tsunenori 正岡 常規, who changes his name to Noboru 升 (died 1902), Japanese author, poet, literary critic, journalist and, early in his life, a baseball player (surname: Masaoka)
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