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CHARACTER STATS (BASIC/MAX)
精神
State of Mind
Normal
攻撃
Attack
161 / 1211
防御
Defense
108 / 808
回避
Evasion
61 / 461
技術
Technique
46 / 326
天才
Talent
40 / 320

Aesthetics
40 / 320
主題
Theme
45 / 325
真実
Realism
46 / 326
PROFILE

伊藤左千夫を師とするアララギ派の歌人にして精神科の医師。医業の傍ら「実相観入」の精神に基づいた膨大な数の歌を詠んだ。見た目通り努力家で生真面目だが、少々怒りっぽいのが玉にキズ。仕事中以外はユーモラスな一面を見せるが、真顔で冗談を言うため、勘違いした周囲が慌てることも。鰻が大好物。

A poet of the Araragi School as well as a psychiatrist, he is the student of Itou Sachio. Alongside his medical practice, he composed a great number of poems grounded in the spirit of "Jissou Kannyuu," or "to penetrate reality." As appearances would suggest, he is a hard worker and serious to a fault, though he is afflicted with a short temper. He shows his humorous side outside of work, though due to telling his jokes with a straight face, those around him often misunderstand and panic. His favorite food is unagi.


Trivia


  • In 1906, Mokichi met and bonded with Itou Sachio over drawing inspiration from Masaoka Shiki's style of writing. Sachio, himself a student of Shiki, acted as a mentor to Mokichi, offering words of encouragement and publishing Mokichi's works in his Ashibi magazine. [1]
  • The two would later work on Araragi, another of Sachio's magazines. In 1909, however, Mokichi became afflicted with a severe case of typhoid fever that would affect his ability to write and study into the following year.[1]
  • This period of poetic inactivity resulted in a shift in writing style that Sachio did not entirely approve of. Though Mokichi continued to publish his works in Araragi, he was no longer praised constantly by Sachio for his efforts. The two began to fight over this and other poetic matters, but they would remain otherwise on friendly speaking terms until Sachio's death in July of 1913.[1]
  • Mokichi acted as family physician to Akutagawa Ryuunosuke, with whom he was also friends. It was Mokichi who perscribed pills when Akutagawa complained of sleeping trouble, only to later find that he used those pills to commit suicide via overdose. This left Mokichi, who was awfully repulsed by the idea of suicide[1], quite shaken.
  • Mokichi was born into a family that raised silkworms for a living, but was not known to have helped much with this.
  • Mokichi’s father developed chronic asthma some time before Mokichi’s birth; this, combined with his mother’s sensitivity to natural elements, left him slightly frail for much of his childhood.
  • Buddhism served as a major source of inspiration for Mokichi throughout many aspects of his life and works, due to the time he would often spend in his village’s temple when he was younger. Mokichi studied extensively under the guidance of the temple’s priest, Sawara Ryuuou, who acted as mentor to Mokichi and whose influence, even outside of literary and religious matters, would remain with Mokichi for the rest of his life. Ironically, Mokichi himself was never a religious person.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fragments of Rainbows: The Life and Poetry of Saito Mokichi, 1882-1953, Amy Vladeck Heinrich, 1983.
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