Shinkichi Takahashi

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Shinkichi Takahashi (高橋 新吉, Takahashi Shinkichi, 1901 – 1987) was a Japanese poet. He was one of the pioneers of Dadaism in Japan.[1] According to Makoto Ueda, he is also the only major Zen poet of modern Japanese literature.[2]

He was born on Shikoku.

His Collected Poems won the Japanese Ministry of Education Prize for Art.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Dadaist Shinkichi's Poetry 1923[3]
  • Triumph of the Sparrow: Zen Poems of Shinkichi Takahashi Translated by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto. Grove Press, 2000
  • After Images: Zen Poems by Shinkichi Takahashi Translated by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto. Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1972
  • Seascape. (verse)
  • Spanish translation: En la quietud del mundo. Translated by José Luis Fernández Castillo and Kyoko Mizoguchi. Madrid, Pre-textos, 2018.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Takahashi Shinkichi". Sekai daihyakka jiten (in Japanese). Hitachi Solutions Business. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  2. ^ Makoto Ueda Modern Japanese Poets and the Nature of Literature p.335 Stanford University Press, 1983
  3. ^ a b Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter edited by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto. Grove Press, 1977