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Kōda Shigeyuki (幸田 成行?, 23 July 1867 – 30 July 1947) who used the pen name Kōda Rohan (幸田 露伴?) was a Japanese author in the Meiji period. His daughter, Aya Kōda, was also a noted author who often wrote about him.

Kōda wrote "The Icon of Liberty", also known as "The Buddha of Art" or "The Elegant Buddha", in 1889. A house (Kagyu-an or "snail cottage") in which Kōda lived was rebuilt in 1972 by the Meiji Mura museum. Kōda was one of the first persons to be awarded the Order of Culture when it was established in 1937.

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Koda Rohan is one of the greatest authors of the Meiji Era. He has written some amazing works ranging from the complex historical narratives to the unnerving supernatural short stories, all drenched with his amazing knowledge of Chinese and Japanese history and Buddhism.  But he wasn't just some flaky braniac, he was also physically fit too.  An accomplished swordsman as well as a Kendo teacher!  In the context of fiction, his great historical status transforms into a mythical …
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