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Famous Poets from Japan

List of notable or famous poets from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Japan and even some popular poets who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are sorted alphabetically, and information about each well-known poet from Japan is included when available.

GACKT and Yukio Mishima are included on this list.

This historic poets from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Japan?" These prominent poets of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese poets.

Use this list of renowned Japanese poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (25 items)
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  1. 1

    Born: 1644
    Age: Died at 50 (1644-1694)
    Birthplace: Ueno, Mie
    Profession: Poet
    Died: 1694
    Place Of Death: Osaka, Japan
    Basho : see more

  2. 2

    Born: 1929
    Age: Died at 82 (1929-2011)
    Birthplace: Suginami, Japan
    Profession: Poet, Author
    Died: 2011
    Place Of Death: Odawara, Japan
    Eriko Kishida : see more

  3. 3

    Born: 1973
    Age: age 41
    Birthplace: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
    Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Author + 1 more
    Height: 5'10"
    Gackt : see more

  4. 4

    Born: 1642
    Age: Died at 51 (1642-1693)
    Birthplace: Namba, Japan
    Profession: Poet, Novelist
    Died: 1693
    Place Of Death: Osaka, Japan
    Ihara Saikaku : see more

  5. 5

    Born: 1902
    Age: Died at 76 (1902-1978)
    Birthplace: Ise, Japan
    Profession: Poet, Photographer
    Died: 1978
    Katsue Kitasono : see more

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