1988 CE. Discovered 1988 Feb. 8 by T. Seki at Geisei.

Named in memory of Ruikou Kuroiwa (1862-1920), a great scholar, translator and commentator of the Meiji and Taisho eras. Among the best of his translations of western works are "Mask of red-hot iron", "Ghost tower" and "King of Cavern". He was born in Aki city, on the western side of which the Geisei Station is situated. The name Geisei {see planet (2571)} actually means "West side of Aki city". (M 16247)

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