晩翠 土 井
Bansui Doi graduated from Tokyo University with a degree in English literature in 1897.
In 1897 became a professional poet and wrote for such magazines as Teilcoku, Bungaku and Hansei. He wrote "Tenchi Ujo" (Heaven and Earth Have Feelings) in 1899. Bansui Doi was appointed professor of Second Higher School and was conferred the distinction of "honorary citizen" of Sendai. He was a recipient of Bunka Kunsho (Cultural Medal).
Among his works are translations from the Greek classics, numerous essays and books on poetry. His most significant works were the translations of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad. In addition, he published several collections of poetry, including ''Tenchi ujo'' , ''Bansho'' and ''Bansui shishu'' . Popular became his poem ''Kōjō no Tsuki'' in the setting of Taki Rentarō.