Named in memory of Shiki Masaoka (1867–1902), one of the most famous Haiku poets of the Meiji period, born in Matsuyama City. He proposed a revolutionary movement to adopt a new style of Haiku in terms of sketches from life, instead of using the fictitious and imaginary expressions that were common before him. His style attracted many followers and has since become common. In Japan Standard Time this minor planet was discovered on Aug. 19, which is the day of Haiku. (M 29149) _ _.