Yukie Chiri Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Yukie Chiri

Last Updated: 08 Jun, 2023 | Views: 391

Age: 19

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Translator, Transcriber

Famous For: Transcriber and translator of Yukar (Ainu epic tales)

Yukie Chiri Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
08 Jun, 1903 (19 Years 03 Months 10 Days)

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Died on
18 Sep, 1922

Cause of Death
Heart Failure

Yukie Chiri Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Yukie Chiri was born on June 8, 1903, into an Ainu family. By this time, Chiri was fully bilingual in both Japanese and Ainu. It was becoming increasingly rare at that time to experience Ainu oral literature. It was not easy for her to excel in her studies, especially in language arts, as she faced bullying in school. Her generation, however, was afflicted by ethnic inferiority complexes caused by anti-Ainu prejudice.

Yukie Chiri Career:

As a mid-teenager, Chiri met Japanese linguist and Ainu language scholar Kyushuke Kindaichi.
Yukie Chiri’s grandmother chanted Ainu tales using romaji, and she translated the transcribed yukar into Japanese using romaji.
In order to assist him in his collection and translation of yukar, Kindaichi convinced her to join him in Tokyo.
Among the book's contents are Japanese translations as well as the original Ainu, written in Roman script. 
Keizo Shibusawa, the heir of Shibusawa Eiichi, sponsored Chiri and her younger brother in secret.

Yukie Chiri Popular Writings:

Urekreku (riddles)
Utashkar (children's word games)
Upopo (festival songs)

Yukie Chiri Legacy:

Chiri's anthology was published as Ainu Shinyōshū.

Yukie Chiri Google Doodle:

June 8, 2023: On the 120th birthday of Yukie Chiri, Google celebrates her birthday by recognizing her presence on Google Doodle. 

Yukie Chiri Demise:

At the age of 19, Yukie Chiri suddenly passed away from heart failure in Tokyo, the same night she finished her first Yukar anthology.

Yukie Chiri Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 147 cm
In Meters 1.47 m
In feet & Inches 4'10"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 45 Kg
In Pounds 99 lbs

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Yukie Chiri Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

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Chiri Mashiho


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