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Let me introduce SANTOKA TANEDA(haiku poet) to you.

I love SANTOKA TANEDA(1882-1940), one of the greatest HAIKU poets.
I have been very fascinated with him who loved liquors and left us many moving HAIKU's.

santoka,taking a rest

He walked around almost all over japan.
He gave his Haiku friends trouble oftenly in drink, however, his friends loved him because he composed a quite few of wonderful Haiku poem.

The style of his Haiku is very unique. The words and rhythm used in his Haiku is NOT in conventional pattern, 5-7-5.

I feel his loneliness, earthly desires, and affection to liquor.
He is NEVER a respectable saint, but charms me bacause of his humanity.

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