井土靈山の生涯と事績 [in Japanese] Ido Reizan: a biographical sketch [in Japanese]
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An anthology of Sino-Japanese poetry published in 2016 comprises a well-annotated collection of classical Chinese poems with translations in kundoku-style Japanese. One quatrain that appears in the anthology was penned by Ido Reizan (1859–1935), of whom the annotator writes as "a Meiji-era poet whose career is obscure". This obscurity is somewhat surprising given that Reizan was a prolific writer who authored dozens of books and founded a magazine which enjoyed a readership of tens of thousands; he was also personally acquainted with such political heavyweights as Hara Takashi and Gotō Shinpei, as well as with a number of artists such as Nakamura Fusetsu, Komuro Suiun, and Zhang Daqian. This paper attempts to trace Reizan's career, which spanned activism, journalism, calligraphy criticism, and classical Chinese poetry.
名古屋大学人文学研究論集 (2), 21-41, 2019-03-31