Japanese poet and translator Shuntaro Tanikawa reads a poem during an interview in Tokyo on May 25, 2022. Photo: AP
Japanese poet and translator Shuntaro Tanikawa reads a poem during an interview in Tokyo on May 25, 2022. Photo: AP

He translated Peanuts, wrote lyrics to Astro Boy and is compared to T.S. Eliot – Japanese poetry legend Shuntaro Tanikawa

  • Now 90, Shuntaro Tanikawa became famous for his poems on everyday life and has written over 100 books, but has also branched out into other areas
  • Married and divorced three times, he swears he doesn’t have ‘projects’ any more, but he is currently working on a collaboration with his musician son