Eikyū hyakushu

Also known as Eikyū yo nen hyakushu 永久四年百首 (‘The Eikyū 4 Hundred Poem Sequences’), this collection is dated to the 20th day of the Twelfth Month, Eikyū 4 [24.1.1117]. It contains 701 poems, by seven poets.

The collection was compiled by Minamoto no Akinaka 源顕仲 (1064-1138) on the orders of Emperor Toba 鳥羽 (1103-1156; r. 1107-1123) as a memorial to Emperor Horikawa 堀河 (1079-1107; r. 1087-1107) and his empress, Tokushi 篤子 (1060-1114).

Poets

  • Junior Third Rank, Lower Grade, Master of the Left Capital Office Minamoto ason Akinaka, Head of the Department of Shintō, Son of Lord Akifusa, Rokujō Minister of the Right (従三位行左京大夫源朝臣顕仲 神祇伯、六条右大臣顕房公男)
  • Former Governor of Echizen, Senior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade, Fujiwara ason Nakazane (前越前守正四位下藤原朝臣仲実) (1064-1122)
  • Former Director of Carpentry, Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade Minamoto ason Toshiyori (前木工頭従四位下源朝臣俊頼) (1055-1129)
  • Ranked Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade, Minamoto ason Tadafusa (散位従五位下源朝臣忠房)
  • Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade, Junior Secretary of the Empress Quarters, Minamoto ason Kanemasa (従五位下皇后宮小進源朝臣兼昌) (dates unknown)
  • Hitachi, Daughter of Sadanari, Governor of Higo, Originally Named Higo, Lady-in-Waiting from the Empress’ Palace (常陸 肥後守定成女本名肥後 皇后宮女房) (also known as Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent 京極関白家肥後) (dates unknown)
  • Daishin, also a Daughter of Sadanari, Lady-in-Waiting from the Rokujō Palace (大進 同定成女六条院女房)

18 Poems on Spring [Topics]

New Year’s Day
元日
Lingering Cold
余寒
Spring Sun
春日
Spring Dawn
春曙
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Heat
Haze

糸遊
New Year
Archery

賭弓
The Kasuga
Festival
春日祭
The Iwashimizu
Special Festival

石清水臨時祭
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The Path Across the
Shiga Mountains

志賀山越
Inari
Pilgrimage
稲荷詣
Blossom not
yet in Bloom
未発花
Safflower

紅花
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Peach
Falling Blossom
落花
Azalea
躑躅
Pheasants
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Lingering
Warblers
残鶯
Frogs

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Twelve Poems on Summer [Topics]

The Kamo Festival
加茂祭
Summer Garb
夏衣
Summer Grasses
夏草
Pinks
瞿麦
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Fans

Shade beneath
the Trees
樹陰
Avoiding
Heat
避暑
Summer
Insects
夏虫
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Cormorant Fishing
on the River
鵜川
Summer
Hunting
夏猟
Cicadas

Water Rails

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Eighteen Poems on Autumn [Topics]

Lingering
Heat

残暑
Early
Evening

晩立
Autumn
Winds

秋風
The Morning after
Tanabata
七夕後朝
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218
219
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The Night of the 15th
of the Eighth Month

八月十五夜
The Ninth Day of the
Ninth Month

九月九日
Autumn
Nights

秋夜
The Moon at
Dawn

暁月
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Storms

Lightning

稲妻
Planted Rice
Fields
稂田
Scented Grasses

草香
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Ivy

Oaks

Autumn
Mountains

秋山
Pine
Crickets

松虫
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321
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Bell Crickets
鈴虫
Crickets
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335
336

Twelve Poems on Winter [Topics]

Sleet

First
Snow

初雪
Imperial Excursions
to the Fields

野行幸
Falling
Leaves
落葉
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Gosechi
五節
Brushwood
椎柴
Kindling
Blankets
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Mandarin
Ducks

鴛鴦
Preparing
Offerings

貢調
The Names of
the Buddhas

仏名
When Spring Arrives
in the Old Year

旧年立春
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402
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404
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406
407
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Ten Poems on Love [Topics]

Hidden
Love

忍恋
Love Interrupted by a
Single Night
隔一夜恋
Love as a
Month Passes

経月恋
Love as a Year
Passes

経年恋
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Love Separated
by
Distant Roads
隔遠路恋
Love via Writing
and not Sight

不見書恋
Love on
Seeing Again


且見恋
Love on Waking
from Sleep


寝覚恋
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456
457
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Love Waiting for Someone
待人恋
Love on Parting
別恋
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Thirty Poems on Miscellaneous [Topics]

Clouds

Stars

Emerging
Hot Water
出湯
Stones

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Lakes
水海
Meadows
Waterfalls
Ponds
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533
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540
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542
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Ancient Estates
故郷
Temples
Shrines
Sakaki
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568
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Katsura
Dwarf Bamboo
小篠
Waterweed
Coming of Age
元服
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Felicitations
The Seventh Night
七夜
Sages’ Dwellings
仙宮
Cathay Folk
唐人
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627
628
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Wang Zhaojun
王昭君
Singing Girls
妓女
Old Folk
老人
Seafolk
泉郎
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639
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641
642
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659
Boats
Next Door
Flutes
Zithers
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672
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678
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Spiders
蜘蛛
Monkeys
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690
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692
693
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