Miyatake Gaikotsu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Miyatake Gaikotsu

Japanese writer

Date of Birth: 18-Jan-1867

Place of Birth: Sanuki Province, Japan

Date of Death: 28-Jul-1955

Profession: historian, journalist, media historian

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Miyatake Gaikotsu

  • Miyatake Gaikotsu (?? ??, January 18, 1867 – July 28, 1955) was a Japanese author, journalist and media historian born in the Kagawa Prefecture.
  • His given name was Miyatake Kameshiro (?? ???).The 28 February 1889 issue of Journal of the Society of Ready Wit (??????, Tonchi Kyokai Zasshi), published by Miyatake, printed a cartoon by Adachi Ginko which parodies an earlier triptych of his own of Emperor Meiji receiving the Meiji Constitution of 1889, called View of the Issuance of the State Constitution in the State Chamber of the New Imperial Palace (??????????????, Shin kokyo ni oite seiden kenpo happushiki no zu).
  • The parody replaces the Emperor with a skeleton and is captioned: "Promulgation Ceremony for the Sharpening of the Ready Wit Law" (?????????, "Tonchi kenpo happushiki no zu").
  • The skeleton was a play on words of the name of magazine's publisher Miyatake, whose given name is a homophone of the Japanese word gaikotsu ("skeleton").

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