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Mori Ôgai Memorial

The life and influence of the Japanese translator of Faust

The Mori Ôgai Memorial at Berlin's Humboldt-Universität is located in the building where he lived while he was in Berlin.

It offers the opportunity to study the life and creative output of the Japanese physician and author Mori Rintarô (Ôgai). Mori Ôgai, who continued his medical studies at the Robert Koch Hygiene Institute in Berlin in 1887–88, found a second calling as a writer. As well as his own books, he translated 130 works of European literature, including both parts of Goethe's "Faust". His novella "The Dancing Girl", which marks the beginning of modern Japanese literature, is dedicated to the city of Berlin. Ôgai's research work and translations can be viewed at on-site reference library.