Kaneko Mitsuharu (Oga Yasukazu; Japan, 1895-1975) Kaneko was the son of a sake dealer near Nagoya, but was adopted by the prosperous Kaneko family and brought up in Kyoto and Tokyo. He attended two universities and an art academy without completing any of his studies. By 1919 he had published a book of poems at his own expense; after a year's sojourn in Europe he published Koganemushi (A Gold Beetle, 1923), a collection of glittering romantic poetry intended as his farewell to youth.