"Akiko Yosano (1878-1942)
siege of Port Arthur.
Akiko’s husband, Tekkan Yosano, was also a poet. While Tekkan was responsible for introducing the young Akiko to tanka poetry, his reputation was soon eclipsed by his prodigious pupil. Tekkan remained supportive of his wife’s literary career, and continued to publish her poetry. In addition to her output of poems, Akiko was a strong proponent of women’s education and founded a school for girls. She also translated a number of Japanese classics into the modern Japanese language".