Find out more about the greatest Japanese Poets, including Yukio Mishima, Takeshi Kitano, Ayumi Hamasaki, Murasaki Shikibu and Lafcadio Hearn.
Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925
Playwright
BashoBasho
1644 AD
Poet

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,

Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
27 June 1850
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University

Daisaku IkedaDaisaku Ikeda
02 January 1928
Poet, Writer
Kenji MiyazawaKenji Miyazawa
27 August 1896
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Teacher, Esperantist,

Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
17 December 1957
Actor, Model, Poet

YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839
Engraver, Painter, Poet

Shūji TerayamaShūji Terayama
10 December 1935
Poet, Playwright, Writer, Film director,
Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
15 June 1763
Poet, Painter, Writer

Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator
Matsudaira KatamoriMatsudaira Katamori
15 February 1836
Poet

Yosano AkikoYosano Akiko
07 December 1878
Author

Masaoka ShikiMasaoka Shiki
14 October 1867
Poet
Yosa BusonYosa Buson
1716 AD
Poet

Ōtomo no YakamochiŌtomo no Yakamochi
0718 AD
Japanese statesman
Kō MachidaKō Machida
15 January 1962
Actor, Novelist, Poet, Writer, Singer, Lyricist

Itō SachioItō Sachio
18 September 1864
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Tanka poet, Literary

Ōshikōchi no MitsuneŌshikōchi no Mitsune
0898 AD
 
Jūkichi YagiJūkichi Yagi
09 February 1898
Poet, Writer

Saigo TakamoriSaigo Takamori
23 January 1828
Samurai, Poet
Kunikida DoppoKunikida Doppo
30 August 1871
Novelist

Santōka TanedaSantōka Taneda
03 December 1882
Poet, Writer, Bhikkhu