Lady Ōtomo of Sakanoue

The Man’yōshū‘s premier woman poet, Lady Ōtomo of Sakanoue (ca. 695 – 750) was the aunt of Yakamochi and mother of his wife, the Elder Maiden. She was a redoubtable character who left behind a number of fine poems.

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