- 電気通信大学紀要 (ISSN:09150935)
- vol.16, no.1, pp.55-82, 2003-07-31
Kako Tsurudo (1855-1931) was a bosom friend of Mori Ogai (1862-1922). They were in the same class of the medical department of Tokyo University, and both became army doctors.Kako had the confidence of Ogai and therefore he took down Ogai's deathbed injunctions.Why was Ogai deeply attached to Kako? The friendly feeling between Ogai and Kako is the same as the feeling between Ariwara-no-Narihira and Ki-no-Aritsune in " Ise-Monogatari"Kako and Ogai were both tanka poets. They organized "Tokiwakai", a tanka association headed by Yamagata Aritomo.First, This paper showed a complete list of Kako's tanka works from "Tokiwakai Eiso".Secondly, it found several distinctive features of Kako's tanka.Lastly, in analizing many letters Ogai sent to Kako, it indicates Ogai and Kako's great literary accomplishments.