Ken Watanabe reading Kenji Mayazawa's "Ame ni mo makezu"(Strong in the Rain). Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) is now widely viewed as Japan's greatest poet of the 20th century. He was born and lived in Iwate Prefecture, which suffered severe damage in Great East Japan Earthquake. "Strong in the Rain" is now arguably the most memorised and quoted modern poem in Japan. Both intensely lyrical and permeated with a sophisticated scientific understanding of the universe, Kenji Miyazawa's poems testify to his deep love of humanity and nature.