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Tanizaki Jun'ichiro
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (谷崎 潤一郎, 1886-1965) was a Japanese novelist who made his literary debut in 1910. He was an adherent of the romantic movement...
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Tanka
Tanka (短歌 literally "short poem") are classical Japanese poems consisting of 31 syllables in five lines in the pattern 5-7-5-7-7. Tanka were the...
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Kenji Miyazawa
Poet and Buddhist agro-revolutionary A devout Buddhist, Miyazawa Kenji (宮沢賢治, 1896-1933) spent much of his life labouring to improve the material...
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Yukio Mishima
Renowned poet, actor, agitator Born on January 14, 1925, in Yotsuya, Tokyo, under the name Hiraoka Kimitake (平岡公威), the young Mishima was raised...
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