Kubo Sakae was a poet and playwright from Hokkaido. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University in German literature. His most famous work is the critically acclaimed Marxist play Kazanbaichi (1937; tr. Land of Volcanic Ash, 1986), which won a theater prize. He also won a poetry prize named after Kitamura Tokoku for Sannin no bokusho no hanashi (The Story of the Three Lumberjacks).

Historical dictionary of modern Japanese literature and theater. . 2009.

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