Real name : Tomohisa Miyahara. Journalist, Fairy tales writer, Translator.
He was born in Kagoshima and moved to Sapporo by his father's transference when he was 10 years old. He skipped a grade and graduated from a higher elementary school because he was doing very well at school.
Besides reporters life he began to read foreign literatures. However at that time most of them were retranslated so he studied foreign languages by himself to read them in the original languages. In addition to English, he learned and translated German, French, Russian, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish.
He worked actively as a fairy tale writer, and his 54 works are included in the Children's General Magazine "Akai-Tori".
He passed away during wartime evacuation in 1945, and his collection was donated to the Hokkaido University Library by the bereaved family the following year. At that time, it was a time when the the School of Law and Letters was newly established in Hokkaido University.
Dr. Kingo Miyabe and Mr. Seiya Ito, the president of Hokkaido University, were his friends who recommended this donation.
In addition, Mr. Sadatsugu Shibata, the library chief, remembered that Miyahara studied until late at night using the library of Tohoku Imperial University (the successor of Sapporo Agricultural College, the predecessor of Hokkaido University).
The Miyahara collection consists of foreign books, including the original book of Scandinavian literature.
(Summarized “Nihon Jidoubungaku Taikei” Vol. 11,Tokyo:Horupu Syuppan )
1882 – 1945