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National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) featured Takashashi on their Facebook feed June 19, 2019. "June is both Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month. Today we are highlighting Kosen Takahashi, a queer Issei illustrator for a Japanese newspaper in San Francisco around the turn of the 20th century."
From the first number of the The Twilight, text by Yone Noguchi, artwork by Kosen Takahashi, published in San Francisco May 1898. The poem is reprinted in Noguchi's The Summer Cloud (1906): THOU, UNHEARD SONGSTER Thou, unheard songster—star with the silent song through the Vast! O, despair not of to-morrow dawn!—those cold mortals forget thy divine beauty.