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Shibata Poet

99-Year-Old Poet Is Japan's New Star

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

When age forced a then 92-year-old Shibata to give up her lifelong hobby of classical Japanese dancing, her son recommended she try an art form that was easier on her back. So, for the first time, she began writing poetry.