Teiko Inahata, a haiku poet who presided over the haiku magazine "Hototogisu" and was also active in promoting haiku, died at her home in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture on the 27th due to heart failure.

She was 91 years old.

Teiko Inahata was born in Kanagawa prefecture, and was taught by her grandfather Kyoshi Takahama, who was also a poet, and Toshio Takahama, who was a father, and became familiar with haiku from an early age.

In 1979 she took over the presidency of the haiku magazine Hototogisu from her father, and in 1987 she founded the Association of Japanese Classical Haiku, and she worked hard to popularize and inherit traditional haiku. I did.

"Lesser Cuckoo" is Japan's oldest haiku magazine, which was first published in 1897, and has been published for 125 years until now, reaching the 1500th issue in the December issue of last year.

In the program "NHK Haiku," which she collects and evaluates haiku from all over the country, she appears as a winner and instructor, and in 2019 she was awarded the NHK Broadcast Culture Award.

According to her family, Mr. Inabata continued to work hard until recently, but she died on the 27th at her home in Ashiya, Hyogo, due to heart failure.

She was 91 years old.