(13 May 1885 - 5 May 1949) was a poet and playwright in Showa period Japan. He also was a scriptwriter.
Tokyo, Nagata was the son of a Shinto priest at the Kikuchi Jinja.
in literature and poetry from an early age, he developed his own
style of modern poetry and was ranked alongside Kitahara Hakushu
and Kinoshita Mokutaro
by the literary magazine Myōjō
("Bright Star"). He later turned
his creative talents to the modern theater, and then to the
relatively new medium of cinema
He died in 1949, and his grave is at the Somei Cemetery in Sugamo