Ryoichi Wago

Is poet and high school tearcher of Japanese literature in Fukushima. Born in Fukushima in 1968. In 1998 he was awarded Chuya Nakahara Prize for the best debut poetry collection and in 2006 the award Bansui for his fourth poetry collection. Shortly after the March 2011 mega-quake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, he started a series of poems through twitter to explore the sentiment of peoples in Fukushima. By the poems named 'Pebbles of Poetry', he won French literay award 'Prix de la Revue Nunc'in 2017. On the other hand, he has conducted a ritual ceremony 'Mirai no Matsuri Fukushima' (Future's Festival Fukushima) every August with creating new kagura, sacred music and dancing performed at shrines, to calm and revive the souls of Fukushima since March 2011.

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