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Jun Kawada was a Japanese poet who died in 1966. He gained a good deal of notoriety in Japan after the war because he stole the wife of one of his disciples. He did this when he was 68 years old, and lived with her for almost two more decades. In a poem about the relationship, he wrote, “to an old man facing the grave, love holds no fear.” I came across this quote in the book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (Norton, 1999, p. 155). The Wikipedia article is at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Kawada.

Written by mokane

August 19, 2013 at 7:59 am

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