Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Natsume Soseki's Nose Hair

Apparently, whenever renowned Japanese writer Natsume Soseki (I Am A Cat, Botchan, Kokoro, etc) had writer's block, he would sit at his writing desk and pluck his nose hairs which he would then stick to the drafts he was writing. An apprentice discovered this and wrote it up in his memoirs. However, all evidence was apparently destroyed in the Pacific War (the war with the U.S. as it was called in Japan).


[File under: Extremely Useless Trivia]
[Source: Trivia No Izumi -- Episode Run: July 12, 2006]

2 Comments:

At 4:57 AM, Anonymous kev said...

And of course Soseki is dead, so the TV program "Trivia no Izumi" found one of his relatives and had him pluck out his nose hairs and paste them to a manuscript! I forgot what for... :)

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger Made in DNA said...

> And of course Soseki is dead, so the > TV program "Trivia no Izumi" found > one of his relatives and had him
> pluck out his nose hairs and paste
> them to a manuscript! I forgot what
> for... :)

To see if it would be worth putting in the Natsume Soseki museum. However the curator refused the offer of the nosehair.

 

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