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Tashiro Furukawa (27 March 1845 – 26 December 1907) was a Japanese educator. He was a pioneer of education for visual and hearing-impaired people in modern Japan.
Life and Career
He was born on 27 March 1845. Tashiro Furukawa was a pioneer in blind and deaf education in Japan. He was a schoolteacher whose many contributions to education included opening the Blind and Deaf School in 1878, which is still open to students to this day. He died on 26 December 1907.
Award and Legacy
He founded the Kyoto Moain (later Kyoto Prefectural School for the Blind and Kyoto Prefectural School for the Deaf) in 1878. His contribution were immense for the society at large.
On 27 March 2015, Google celebrated Tashiro Furukawa’s 170th Birthday with a doodle.