27 March: Remembering Tashiro Furukawa on Birthday

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Image Courtesy: Google Doodle

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.

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.