Hiroaki Sato is the author of Snow in a Silver Bowl: A Quest for the World of Yugen
and One Hundred Frogs: From Renga to Haiku to English
, among other books. He is a contributor to a greatly expanded adaptation of Naoki Inose’s Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
, and the co-editor with Burton Watson of the landmark volume From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry
, which won the PEN American Center Translation Prize. Sato has translated three dozen books of Japanese literature and poetry, most recently, The Iceland by Sakutarō Hagiwara
and, with Nancy Sato, So Happy to See Cherry Blossoms: Haiku from the Year of the Great Earthquake and Tsunami
. He has also translated various American poets into Japanese, among them John Ashbery, Charles Reznikoff, and Jerome Rothenberg. Since 2000 Sato has written a regular column for The Japan Times.