Mantarō Kubota

Mantarō Kubota (久保田 万太郎 Kubota Mantarō?, 11 November 1889 – 6 May 1963) was a Japanese author, playwright, and poet.

Kubota was born in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, to a clothing merchant family. He became interested in stage plays at an early age, largely through the influence of his grandmother, who also provided financial support for him to attend college. While attending college preparatory courses, he attended lectures by Mori Ogai and Nagai Kafu. While still a student at Keio University in 1911, he made his literary debut with the short novel Asagao ("Morning Glory", 朝顔) and a stage play Yugi ("Game", 末枯), both of which appeared in the university's journal Mita Bungaku, and which led to a long-lasting friendship and association with

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