About

Shinjiro Kurahara

Poet

Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, in 1899, Shinjiro Kurahara studied French literature at Keio University; but his original goal was to become an art-school student. He spent most of his time in the previous year faithfully drawing pictures of pottery exhibited in art museums. From early on he had already acquired his taste for antiques. In his late twenties he devoted himself to writing short stories and had his first collection The Landscape with a Cat published in 1927. In his thirties he further cultivated his talent for writing poetry and the first book of his poems The Full Moon in East came out when he was forty. He left six books of poetry. These seven Fox Poems are selected from his last collection, Char, which won the prestigious Yomiuri Literary Prize shortly before his death in 1965.

- from William I. Elliott's introduction in MPT 3/11 Frontiers

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