People, Jan. 20, 1958

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The muse hung airy as a blimp over Tokyo's Imperial Palace, where a top event of Japan's literary season, the annual poetry party, went into its lyrical finale. Seated before a huge golden screen, Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako harkened approvingly to verse by 15 finalists chosen from a record 17,238 entrants trying their hand at the formal 31-syllable waka. Then they listened solemnly while their own poems were read. The imperial family does not compete in the contest itself, this year featuring the...

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