Tōta Kaneko

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Tōta Kaneko(金子 兜太,Kaneko Tōta), (Chichibu, September 23, 1919 – Kumagaya, February 20, 2018) was a Japanese writer.

Chichibu, Saitama City in Kantō, Japan

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Kumagaya, Saitama Special city in Kantō, Japan

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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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Haiku (俳句)listen  is a very short form of Japanese poetry in three phrases, typically characterized by three qualities:

  1. The essence of haiku is "cutting" (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
  2. Traditional haiku often consist of 17 on, in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on, respectively.
  3. A kigo, usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such terms.

Kaneko died on February 20, 2018 of Acute respiratory distress syndrome in Kumagaya, Saitama at the age of 98. [1] [2] [3]

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  1. "Tota Kaneko, haiku poet and ardent patron of peace, dies at 98:The Asahi Shimbun". The Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  2. "Late freedom-loving poet dedicated life to protesting war". Mainichi Daily News. 2018-02-21. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  3. "Tota Kaneko, famed Japanese modern haiku poet, dies at 98". The Japan Times Online. 2018-02-21. ISSN   0447-5763 . Retrieved 2018-02-21.