Mitsuharu Kaneko

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Mitsuharu Kaneko
Born (1895-12-25)25 December 1895
Tsushima, Aichi, Japan
Died 30 June 1975(1975-06-30) (aged 79)
Occupation Poet

Mitsuharu Kaneko (金子 光晴 Kaneko Mitsuharu?, 25 December 1895 – 30 June 1975) was a Japanese poet.


Mitsuharu Kaneko was born in Tsushima, Aichi, but attended the private Catholic school Gyosei Gakuen in Tokyo. He published his first poetry collection Akatsuchi no Ie (Red Clay House) in 1919. He was known as an anti-establishment figure, and during the Second World War he deliberately made his son ill, so he would not be drafted. As well as publishing several volumes of poetry, he was also known for his autobiographical works.