Kaoru Otsuki

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Kaoru Otsuki
十二歲的大月薰.jpg
Otsuki c. 1900
Born(1888-08-06)6 August 1888
Died21 December 1970(1970-12-21) (aged 82)
Spouse(s)
(m. 1903⁠–⁠1906)
Chinese name
Chinese
Japanese name
Kanji大月薰
Kanaおおつき

Kaoru Otsuki (大月薰, Ōtsuki Kaoru, 6 August 1888 – 21 December 1970) was the second wife of Sun Yat-sen, the founder and first president of the Republic of China.

Biography[edit]

Kaoru was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on 6 August 1888.

Kaoru first met Sun Yat-sen in Yokohama's Chinatown in 1898 when she knocked over a vase and had to apologize to Sun Yat-sen.[1] In 1901, Sun asked Kaoru's father for permission to marry his daughter, but Kaoru's father refused because of the great age difference between Sun and Kaoru (at the time, Sun was 37 while Kaoru was only 13). One year later, Sun Yat-sen proposed marriage again and Kaoru's father relented. Kaoru and Sun's wedding ceremony was held in Yokohama in 1903.[2] At the time, Sun was still married to his first wife, Lu Muzhen.

Kaoru gave birth to her and Sun's daughter, Fumiko, on 12 May 1905;[2] however, Sun had already left Japan by then and never returned to see his daughter. Kaoru later remarried twice,[1] while Fumiko was adopted by a family surnamed Miyagawa. Fumiko did not learn of her father's real identity until the 1950s.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "大月薰錄音帶 揭孫文百年密婚". 民視新聞.
  2. ^ a b c "Japan-Revolution". Asia Sentinel. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2022.