Araragi (magazine)

Araragi (アララギ) was a Japanese literary magazine active from 1908 to 1997.

History and profile

Araragi was established by Itō Sachio in 1908.[1] He was also the editor of the magazine until his death in 1913.[2] Shimagi Akahiko was the next editor of the magazine.[2]

it was a leading magazine of tanka (short poems).[3] A group of poets who contributed to the magazine has come to be known as the Araragi school.

In the postwar period, Araragi continued to publish, and was shut down in December 1997.[3]



  1. J. Scott Miller (2010). The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-8108-7615-6. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. Joseph Koshimi. "Japanese literature of the Shōwa period : a guide to Japanese reference and research materials". Center for Japanese Studies Publications. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. Guy Simser (Spring 2011). "An Interview with Saeko Ogi, tanka poet and translator in Australia". Simply Haiku Journal. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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