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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
    about... born: 1644
    age: Died at 50 (1644-1694)
    birthplace: Ueno, Mie
    profession: Poet
    place of death: Osaka, Japan
  2. 2
    about... born: 1929
    age: Died at 82 (1929-2011)
    birthplace: Suginami, Japan
    profession: Poet, Author
    place of death: Odawara, Japan
  3. 3
    about... born: 1973
    age: 42
    birthplace: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
    profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Author + 1 more
    height: 5'10"
  4. 4
    about... born: 1642
    age: Died at 51 (1642-1693)
    birthplace: Namba, Japan
    profession: Poet, Novelist
    place of death: Osaka, Japan
  5. 5
    about... born: 1902
    age: Died at 76 (1902-1978)
    birthplace: Ise, Japan
    profession: Poet, Photographer
  6. 6
    about... born: 1873
    age: Died at 84 (1873-1957)
    birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    profession: Poet, Journalist
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