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Sadafumi uta’awase

Shinpen kokka taikan no.
Heian-chō uta’awase taisei no.18
Romanised TitleSadafumi uta’awase
Translated TitleSadafumi’s Poetry Contest
Alternative Title(s)
DateYear unknown
Extant Poems1
SponsorTaira no Sadafun 平定文
Identifiable ParticipantsKiyowara no Fukayabu

The only record of this contest is a single poem in Fubokushō (XXIV: 11156) with the headnote ‘From a poetry contest at Sadafumi’s house’ (sadafumi no ie uta’awase 定文家歌合). While this is a variant title used for the earlier ‘Poetry Contest held by Sadafumi, Assistant Captain of the Outer Palace Guards, Left Division‘, the poem here does not occur in that competition’s text, nor is its topic suited to the other contest Sadafun is known to have held, and thus it seems more likely that this is from another, minor contest.