Poetry can be a vital record of the past. Anarchist and poet Genzo Sarashina (1904-1985) was the son of first-generation Japanese settlers in Hokkaido. Later he became an expert on Ainu culture, working tirelessly to conserve the language, fables and songs of Japan's indigenous peoples and publishing over 35 books on the topic.

Kotan Chronicles: Selected Poems 1928-1943, by Genzo Sarashina, Translated by Nadine Willems.
105 pages