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Sakutaro Hagiwara
Sakutaro Hagiwara, 1 November 1886 - 11 May 1942) was a Japanese writer of free-style verse, active in the Taisho and early Showa periods of Japan. He liberated Japanese free verse from the grip of traditional rules, and he is considered the "father of modern colloquial poetry in Japan". Woodblock print by artist Onchi Kashira.

Sakutaro Hagiwara, 1 November 1886 - 11 May 1942) was a Japanese writer of free-style verse, active in the Taisho and early Showa periods of Japan. He liberated Japanese free verse from the grip of traditional rules, and he is considered the "father of modern colloquial poetry in Japan". Woodblock print by artist Onchi Kashira.

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