Torii Ryūzō, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Torii Ryūzō

Japanese archaeologist

Date of Birth: 04-May-1870

Place of Birth: Shikoku, Japan

Date of Death: 14-Jan-1953

Profession: university teacher, archaeologist, anthropologist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Torii Ryūzō

  • Ryuzo Torii (?? ??; May 4, 1870 – January 14, 1953) was a Japanese anthropologist, ethnologist, archaeologist and folklorist.
  • He was known for his anthropological research in China, Taiwan, Korea, Russia, Europe, etc.
  • His research took him all over East Asia and South America. Torii first made use of a camera while conducting field-work in Northeastern China in 1895.
  • In 1900, Torii was assisted in his research by interpreter Ushinosuke Mori.
  • Described as "a pioneer in the use of the camera in anthropological field-work", Torii inspired other researchers, including Mori, to make use of photographs.

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