Brief history and description
Poet. Born in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. Suffered from tuberculosis in his student days, and was repeatedly bedridden. In addition to being a poet, he was also known as a writer who left behind a large number of art appreciation books, including the Ryokan Kenkyusho, travel journals and essays. His representative works include the Kansenshu collection of poetry and the Yawarakana Kokoro essays.
Relationship with Yaichi
A follower of poetry recognized by Aizu Yaichi.
Comment by Yaichi
Yoshino-san was the only person who dedicated himself to study for many years who I decided I wanted as an apprentice. Despite him being dedicated to study, over the course of more than twelve years, I never once had to correct or criticize his work. (Quoted from Yujin Yoshino Hideo.)
Comment by Hideo
Aizu was very strict and would scold me if I became even a little careless. Despite this, the scolding always came face-to-face or via a letter and he would never resort to backbiting, and it was quite natural for him to praise people away from the spotlight no matter how angry he was with them. (Quoted from Aizu Yaichi Sensei wo Shinobu.)
[Hibachi motte mimi horinagara, yuyushikumo nobete agumu nashi Shusou Doujin] (Poem by Yoshino Hideo, Niigata City Aizu Yaichi Memorial Museum archives) Quoted from Shusoudo, 1948. Composed in 1963 after Yaichi’s death.