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Bokusui Wakayama Biography | Poet

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Bokusui Wakayama ( , Wakayama Bokusui , August 24, 1885–September 17, 1928) was a Japanese author. Wakayama was a Naturalist tanka poet who was active at the beginning of the 20th century, during the tanka revival started by Yosano Tekkan. He traveled all over Japan and Korea, which, at that time, was under Imperial Japanese control composing many tankas about the places he visited. He also loved sake. Heavy drinking eventually damaged his liver and he died relatively young.

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