Kenjirō Tokutomi

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Roka Tokutomi

Kenjirō Tokutomi (徳富 健次郎, Tokutomi Kenjirō, December 8, 1868 in Minamata, Japan - September 18, 1927, in Ikaho) was a Japanese writer and philosopher. He was the younger brother of journalist and historian Tokutomi Sohō. He wrote novels under the pseudonym of Roka Tokutomi (徳冨 蘆花), many of which were translated into a number of languages including English, French, and German. He corresponded with Leo Tolstoy. A copy of a letter is on display in the small museum located in the Roka Kōshun-en Park, along with belongings.

One of his most famous novels is The Cuckoo.

From February 27, 1907, until his death, he lived in a house in Musashino (Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan). At his wife's death the property was donated to the City of Tokyo to be used as a park. It was named Roka Kōshun-en in his honor.

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