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カテゴリー1: 8. Schools, Groups, and Personalities
カテゴリー2: Personalities
Uematsu Arinobu
Text (1758-1813)
Scholar of National Learning (kokugaku) in the late Edo period. Common name Chūhei. Uematsu was born 1758 in Nagoya in the Owari Domain (in present-day Aichi Prefecture). His father was a rōnin (masterless samurai), a former retainer of the Owari Domain who operated a woodcut printing shop.
Uematsu also worked as a teacher of woodblock printing techniques and became acquainted with Motoori Norinaga (1730-1801) when he printed the scholar's Kojikiden, and thereafter was directly introduced to Norinaga by Yokoi Chiaki. When Norinaga traveled to Nagoya in 1789, Uematsu became his disciple, and thus became the principle proponent of the Suzunoya academy of kokugaku in the Nagoya region, greatly contributing to the creation of woodblocks and published versions of Norinaga's works, including his Kojikiden, Shin-kokinshū mino no iezuto, Tamakatsuma, and Suzunoyashū, among others. [N.B. Suzunoya was Motoori's name for his dwelling.]
Uematsu composed the Yamamuro nikki (Diary of Yamamuro) during a seven-day vigil spent beside the grave of Motoori on Mount Yamamuro immediately following the death of his mentor. He was the adoptive father of Uematsu Shigeoka (1793-1876), a prominent representative of Owari kokugaku who disputed with Hirata Atsutane (1776-1843). He died on the twentieth day of the sixth month of 1813 at the age of fifty-six. Among his works are Chōkan nikki and Ima hitoshiho.

—Mori Mizue

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