Popular Protest in Post War Japan: The Antiwar Art of Shikoku Gorō

Our Poems Journal

By the time Atom Bomb Poetry was published, Tōge and circle members had already built an enthusiastic regional audience through its journal Our Poems (Warera no uta), which featured poetry and essays. Shikoku Gorō’s design cover of Our Poems’ first issue, with a sketch of a healthy young laborer on a red background, suggests the circle’s intended audience of working class readers. Encouraged by the new postwar Constitution guarantee of equal rights for women, women actively contributed to the journal.

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