Tōta Kaneko(金子 兜太Kaneko Tōta), (Chichibu, September 23, 1919 – Kumagaya, February 20, 2018) was a Japanese writer.
Chichibu is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2015, the city had an estimated population of 63,358, and a population density of 110 persons per km2. Its total area is 577.83 km2.
Kumagaya is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 198,440, and a population density of 1240 persons per km². Its total area is 159.82 square kilometres (61.71 sq mi).
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He studied at the University of Tokyo and worked for the Bank of Japan. He started to write poems (haiku) helped by his father Mitsuharu Kaneko.
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Kaneko died on February 20, 2018 of Acute respiratory distress syndrome in Kumagaya, Saitama at the age of 98.
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