Saijo, Albert

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Saijo, Albert Gender: M
Albert Fairchild Saijo
born on 4 February 1926 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°06' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°39 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 08°26'

Albert Saijo (at Left, at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in 1943)


Japanese-American poet associated with the Beat Generation, whose first solo collection of poetry, Outspeaks: A Rhapsody, was published in 1997 when he was aged 71. A second collection, Woodrat Flat, was published posthumously in 2015. Saijo was also the author of The Backpacker (1972), a short book on backpacking, and coauthor of Trip Trap (1972), a collection of haiku written with Jack Kerouac and Lew Welch.

He and his family were imprisoned as part of the United States government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, during which time he wrote editorials on his experiences of internment for his high school newspaper. Saijo went on to serve in the U.S. Army and study at the University of Southern California. Later he became associated with Beat Generation figures including Kerouac, with whom he wrote, traveled and became friends. Saijo died on 2 June 2011 in Volcano, Hawaii. He had lived in Hawaii since the 1990s.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Kerouac, Jack (born 12 March 1922). Notes: Literary collaborators
  • associate relationship with Welch, Lew (born 16 August 1926). Notes: Literary collaborators


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Asian, Japanese)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Middle of three)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Four stepchildren)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Zen Buddhist)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Writers : How To .... (Backpack)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Beat Generation)