Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. J Kichi Yagi (February 9, 1898 - October 26, 1927) was a Japanese poet on modern religious themes, active in late Taish and for the first few years of Sh wa period Japan. BOrn in Tokyo, Yagi attended the Kanagawa Prefectural Normal School in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture, where he converted to Methodism, and became attracted to the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. IN 1919, he was baptized at the Komagome Christian Church in Tokyo. HE remained a devout Protestant all his short life, but migrated to Non-Church Christianity (Muky kai) as advocated by Uchimura Kanz . AFter graduation, Yagi taught at the Mikage Normal School in Hy go Prefecture, and he began to write verse as an expression of his faith. HE published his first collection of poems Aki no Hitome ("Autumn Eye") in 1925. ALthough Yagi contributed several pieces to poetry magazines, he remained shy of literary circles.