Chūya Nakahara, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Chūya Nakahara

Japanese poet

Date of Birth: 29-Apr-1907

Date of Death: 22-Oct-1937

Profession: writer, poet, translator, tanka poet

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Chūya Nakahara

  • Chuya Nakahara (?? ??, Nakahara Chuya), born Chuya Kashimura (?? ??, Kashimura Chuya), (29 April 1907 – 22 October 1937) was a Japanese poet active during the early Showa period.
  • Originally shaped by Dada and other forms of European (mainly French) experimental poetry, he was one of the leading renovators of Japanese poetry.
  • Although he died at the young age of 30, he wrote more than 350 poems throughout his life.
  • Some of them are included in his collections Yagi no Uta ("Goat Songs", 1934) and the posthumously published Arishi Hi no Uta ("Songs of Bygone Days", 1938).
  • Many called him the "Japanese Rimbaud" for his affinities with the French poet whose poems he translated in 1934.

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