Sumako Fukao


Sumako Fukao born November 18, 1888 (d. 1974). Japanese poet. Repudiated her wartime militarism to become absolute pacifist.


Needless to say, we should take a stand against war, and rearmament is absolutely out of the question. How foolish it is to own guns and build tanks in an age of uranium. As the nation which began the Pacific War, we must by all means carry out that great undertaking—to create an ideal world free from all conflicts for all humankind—to atone for our grave mistake.” (Mari Yamamoto, Grassroots Pacifism, p. 194; photo wikiwand)