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Poets

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Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (late C7th)Middle Counsellor [Minamoto no] Tsunenobu (1016-1097)
Yamabe no Akahito (active 724-737)The Hosshōji Lay Priest and Former Chancellor and Palace Minister [Fujiwara no Tadamichi] (1097-1164)
Middle Counsellor [Ōtomo no] Yakamochi (ca. 716-785)Middle Counsellor [Minamoto no] Kunizane (1069-1111)
Consultant Ono no Takamura (802-853)Monk Saigyō (1118-1190)
Middle Cousellor [Ariwara no] Yukihira (818-893)Master of the Dowager Empress Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari [Shunzei] (1114-1204)
Archbishop Henjō (816-890?)Former Major Archbishop Jien (1155-1225)
Ono no Komachi (f) (ca. 833-857)[Fujiwara no] Ietaka, Senior Third Rank (1158-1237)
Lord Ariwara no Narihira (825-880)The Gokyōgoku Regent and Former Palace Minister [Saionji Kintsune] (1171-1244)
Lord Fujiwara no Toshiyuki (?-901/907)Tango (f) (dates unknown)[i]
Ise (f) (877?-940?)Lord Fujiwara no Kiyosuke (1104-1177)
Prince Motoyoshi (890-943)Supernumerary Middle Counsellor [Fujiwara no] Sada’ie [Teika] (1162-1241)
Monk Sosei (ca. 844-910)Master of the Palace Repairs Office [Fujiwara no] Akisue (1055-1123)
Ariwara no Motokata (active late 800s-900s)The Naka no in Minister of the Right [Minamoto no Masasada源 雅定] (1094-1162)
Engi [Emperor Daigo] (884-930; r. 987-930)The Later Hosshōji Lay Priest and Former Chancellor and Palace Minister [Fujiwara no Kanezane] (1149-1207)
Taira no Sadafun (870?-923?)Senior Assistant Governor-General of Dazai, [Fujiwawa no] Shige’ie (1128-1181)
Middle Counsellor [Fujiwara no] Kanesuke (877-933)Supernumerary Middle Counsellor [Fujiwara no] Toshitada (1073-1123)
Ki no Tomonori (850?-904?)Monk Ryōzen [ca. 998-1064]
Ki no Tsurayuki (872?-945)Master of the Left Capital Office [Fujiwara no] Akisuke (1090-1155)
Ōshikōchi no Mitsune (active 898-922)Murasaki Shikibu (f) (?-1014?)
Mibu no Tadamine (active 898-920)Lord Minamoto no Toshiyori [Shunrai] (1055?-1129?)
Consultant Minamoto no Hitoshi (880-951)Kii, in service to the First Princess[ii] (mid-Heian period)
Ōe no Chisato (active 889-923)Consultant [Asukai] Masatsune (1170-1221)
Sakanoue no Korenori (?-930)Monk Shun’e (1113-1191?)
Kiyowara no Fukayabu (dates unknown)Lord Fujiwara no Norinaga (993-?)
Semimaru (dates unknown)Monk Nōin (988-1051)
Seishin-kō [Fujiwara no Saneyori] (900-970)Former Emperor Sutoku (1119-1164; r. 1123-1142)
Middle Counsellor [Fujiwara no] Atsutada (906-943)Sagami (f) (1000?-?)
The Ise Virgin and Junior Consort [Princess Yoshiko (Kishi)] (929-985) (f)Imperial Princess Shikishi (f) (1149-1201)
Ukon (f) (active 933-966)Handmaid Koshikibu (f) (999?-1025)
Nakatsukasa (f) (912-991)The Hanazono Minister of the Left [Minamoto no Arihito 源有仁] (1103-1147)
Minamoto no Sane’akira (910-970)Minister of Justice [Fujiwara no] Norikane (1107-1165)
Kentoku-kō [Fujiwara no Koretada/Koremasa藤原 伊尹] (924-972)Former Emperor Shirakawa (1053-1129; r. 1073-1087)
Taira no Kanemori (?-991)Fujiwara no Hideyoshi/Hidetō (1184-1240)
Minamoto no Shitagō (911-983)Monk Jakunen/Jakuzen (1118?-?)
The Mother of Lord Michitsuna (f) (935?-995)Kojijū (f) (1121-1202)
Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu (921-991)Hōribe no Narinaka (1099-1191)
Kiyowara no Motosuke (908-990)Lord Fujiwara no Takanobu (1142-1205)
Minamoto no Shigeyuki (?-1000?)Monk Jakuren (1139?-1202?)
Kō no naishi [Takashina no Takako (Kishi) 高階 貴子] (?-996) (f)Sanuki (f) (1141?-1217?)[iii]
Former Emperor Kazan (968-1008; r. 984-986)The Later Tokudaiji Minister of the Left [Tokudaiji Sanesada 徳大寺 実定] (1139-1192)
Monk Egyō (dates unknown)Fujiwara no Mototoshi (1060-1142)
Sone no Yoshitada (dates unknownFormer Middle Counsellor [Ōe no] Masafusa (1041-1111)
Minamoto no Michinari (?-1019)[Fujiwara no] Kinhira Middle Captain of the Inner Palace Guards, Left Division (1158?-1193)
Fujiwara no Nagayoshi/Nagatō (949-1009)Minister of the Treasury [Fujiwara no] Ari’ie (1155-1216)
Lord Fujiwara no Sanekata (958-998)Taikenmon’in Horikawa (f) (dates unknown)
Lord Fujiwara no Michinobu (972-994)Major Archbishop Gyōson (1055/57-1135)
Minister of Central Affairs, Prince Tomohira (964-1009)A Fool’s Composition [Gotoba] (1180-1239; r. 1183-1198)
Uma no naishi (f) (949-1011)Supernumerary Middle Counsellor [Minamoto no] Morotoki (1077-1136)
Akazome Emon (f) (active 976-1041)Inpumon’in no Taiyu (dates uknown; active 1130-1200) (f)
Izumi Shikbu (f) (976?-?)Kunaikyō (f) (dates unknown)

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[i] This poet has a range of sobriquets, although she is most commonly known as Tango, in service to former Empress Taeko (Gishūmon’in no tango宜秋門院丹後), as she was a lady-in-waiting to Kujō Taeko (Ninshi) 九条任子 (1173-1239), known posthumously as Gishūmon’in 宜秋門院, who was empress to Emperor Gotoba. Tango’s other sobriets are Tango in service to the Regent’s Household (Sesshō-ke no tango 摂政家丹後), Tango-shōjō 丹後少将 and the Nun Tango (Tango zen’ni 丹後禅尼).

[ii] More commonly known as Kii, from the Residence of Imperial Princess Sukeko (Yūshi-naishinnōke no kii 祐子内親王家紀伊).     

[iii] More generally known as Sanuki from the Nijō Palace (Nijō’in no sanuki 二条院讃岐).

SIS XI: 622

From the Poetry Match held during the reign of the Tenryaku Emperor.

しのぶれど色にいでにけりわが恋は物や思ふと人のとふまで

sinoburedo
iro ni idenikeri
wa ga koFi Fa
mono ya omoFu to
Fito no toFu made
I kept it secret, yet
Passion will reveal itself!
So of my love,
‘What is it troubles you so?’
Do folk enquire…

Taira no Kanemori

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.