Nankichi Niimi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nankichi Niimi

Japanese writer

Date of Birth: 30-Jul-1913

Place of Birth: Handa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 22-Mar-1943

Profession: writer, poet, children's writer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Nankichi Niimi

  • Nankichi Niimi (?? ??, Niimi Nankichi, July 30, 1913–March 22, 1943) was a Japanese author, sometimes known as the Hans Christian Andersen of Japan.Niimi was born in Yanabe, in the city of Handa, Aichi prefecture, on July 30, 1913.
  • He lost his mother when he was four years old.
  • His literary skill was noticeable at an early age.
  • During his elementary school graduation ceremony, he presented a haiku that impressed most people at the ceremony. The Dandelion So Many Days Trampled Today’s FlowerAt age 18, Niimi moved to Tokyo to enter the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
  • He fell sick with tuberculosis while in Tokyo shortly after graduating, and returned to his hometown.
  • He worked there, first as an elementary school teacher, then as a women's high school teacher.
  • He died at age 29. Although not prolific, he shows great talent in all of his writings.
  • His works are known for their accuracy and lively depictions of humans.
  • He is also often compared to Kenji Miyazawa.
  • There is a Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum in his birthplace, Handa.

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