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  1. Hiraga Gennai

    Biographies Hiraga Gennai

    Born into a low-ranking samurai family from Sanuki Province (讃岐国 Sanuki-no kuni, modern-day Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku), Hiraga Gennai (平賀源内, 1728-1780) was also known as Kunitomo (国倫) and under his pen names Fūrai Sanjin (風来山人, “Wind Straddler”), Kyūkei (鳩渓, “Valley of Doves”), Fukuchi Kigai...
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