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Ishikawa Takuboku Biography | Poet

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Takuboku Ishikawa ( , Ishikawa Takuboku , February 20, 1886 – April 13, 1912) was a Japanese poet. He died of tuberculosis. Well known as both a tanka and "modern-style" (, shintaishi ) or "free-style" (, jiyushi ) poet, he began as a member of the Myojo group of naturalist poets but later joined the "socialistic" group of Japanese poets and renounced naturalism.