Yoichirō Hirase

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Yoichirō Hirase
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Yoichirō Hirase
Born (1859-12-04)December 4, 1859
Awaji Island, Japan
Died May 25, 1925(1925-05-25) (aged 65)
Scientific career
Fields malacology

Yoichirō Hirase (平瀬 與一郎, Hirase Yoichirō, December 4, 1859 – May 25, 1925) was a Japanese malacologist. His son, Shintarō Hirase, (1884-1939) was also a malacologist. The majority of his collection of molluscs were destroyed during World War II.[1]

The Hirase Conchological Museum in Kyoto was opened in 1913.[2]



  1. ^ Clench W. J. (1948). "The Hirase collections of mollusks". The Nautilus 62(1): 34-35.
  2. ^ anonymous (1913). "A conchological museum for Japan". The Nautilus 27(2): 13-14, plate I.

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