Poetry Competitions

This page is under construction, but I’ll gradually add links to all of the different poetry competitions represented on the site.

  • Minbukyō yukihira uta’awase 民部卿行平歌合 (‘The Poetry Competition held by Minister of Popular Affairs Yukihira’), Summer, Ninna 仁和 1-3 [885-887]
  • Chūjō miyasudokoro uta’awase 中将御息所歌合 (‘The Poetry Competition of the Middle Captain Lady of the Bedchamber’), Before the 26th day of the Eighth Month, Ninna 3 [887]
  • Kanpyō no ōtoki kiku awase 寛平御時菊合 (‘Chrysanthemum Contest held during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor’), Autumn Ninna 4-Kanpyō 3[888-892]
  • Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 是貞親王家歌合 (‘Poetry Contest at the House of Imperial Prince Koresada’), Autumn, before the Ninth Month, Kanpyō 寛平 5 [10.983]
  • Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 寛平御時后宮歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by the Empress Dowager during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor’), Autumn, before the Ninth Month, Kanpyō 寛平 5 [10.983]
  • Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 寛平御時中宮歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by the Empress during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor’), Before the Sixth Month Kanpyō 寛平 8 [7.896]
  • Tōgū miyasudokoro onshi kohako awase 東宮御息所温子小箱合 (‘Little Box Match held by Yoshiko, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Crown Prince’), Spring, Kanpyō 寛平 9 [897]
  • Teishi-in ominaeshi awase 亭子院女郎花合 (‘Maidenflower Contest held by Former Emperor Uda’), Autumn, Shōtai 昌泰 1 [898]
  • Uda-in ominaeshi awase 宇多院女郎花合 (‘Maidenflower Contest held by Former Emperor Uda’), Autumn, Year unknown
  • Suzakuin ominaeshi awase 朱雀院女郎花合 (‘Maidenflower Contest held at the Suzaku Palace’), Autumn, Year unknown
  • Aru tokoro no uta’awase 或所歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held in a Certain Place’), Night, 15th day of the Eighth Month, Shōtai 昌泰 4 [30.9.901]
  • Aru tokoro senzai awase 或所前栽合 (‘Garden Contest held in a Certain Place’), 25th day of the Eighth Month, Shōtai 4 [10.10.901]
  • Aru tokoro no uta’awase 或所歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held in a Certain Place’), Before Engi 延喜 4 [904]
  • Uda-in uta’awase 宇多院歌合 (‘Former Emperor Uda’s Poetry Contest’)
  • Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 左兵衛佐定文歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by Sadafumi, Assistant Captain of the Outer Palace Guards, Left Division’), 8th day of the Fourth Month, Engi 延喜 5 [3.6.905]
  • Sahyōe shōjō sadafumi uta’awase 左兵衛少尉貞文歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by Sadafumi, Junior Lieutenant of the Outer Palace Guards, Left Division’), Engi 延喜 6 [906]
  • Sadafumi uta’awase 貞文歌合 (‘Sadafumi’s Poetry Contest’)
  • Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 本院左大臣家歌合 (‘Poetry Contest at the House of the Hon’in Minister of the Left’), Autumn, Engi 延喜 5-8 [905-908]
  • Teishi-in uta’awase 亭子院歌合 (‘Former Emperor Uda’s Poetry Contest’), 13th day of the Third Month, Engi 延喜 13 [22.4.913]
  • Yōzei-in uta’awase 陽成院歌合 (‘Former Emperor Yōzei’s Poetry Contest’), Summer, Engi 延喜 12-13 [912-913]
  • Teishi-in – onna shichi no miya uta’awase 亭子院・女七宮歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by the Seventh Princess of Former Emperor Uda’), 13th day of the Eighth Month, Engi 延喜 13 [15.9.913]
  • Fujitsubo nyōgo senzai awase 藤壺女御前栽合 (‘Garden Contest held by the Fujitsubo Junior Consort’), Autumn, Year unknown
  • Yōzei-in uta’awase 亭子院歌合 (‘Former Emperor Uda’s Poetry Contest’), 9th day of the Ninth Month, Engi 延喜 13 [11.10.913]
  • Dairi kiku awase 内裏菊合 (‘Palace Chrysanthemum Contest’), 13th day of the Tenth Month, Engi 延喜 13 [13.11.913]
  • Teishi-in tenjōbito uta’awase 亭子院殿上人歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by Courtiers to Former Emperor Uda’), 7th day of the Seventh Month, Engi 延喜 16 [8.8.916]
  • Fujitsubo nyōgo uta’awase 藤壺女御歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by the Fujitsubo Junior Consort’), Eighth Month, Engi 延喜 19 [9.919]
  • Kyōgoku no miyasudokoro uta’awase 京極御息所歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held by the Kyōgoku Lady of the Bedchamber’), Between the 7th day of the Third Month and the 7th day of the Fifth Month, Engi 延喜 21 [17.4.921-15.6.921]
  • Dairi uta’awase kanna gan-nen 内裏歌合 寛和元年 (‘The Palace Poetry Contest Kanna 1’), 10th day of the Eighth Month, Kanna 寛和 1 [28.8.985]
  • Kurōdo no tō Sanesuke uta’awase 蔵人頭実資歌合 (‘The Poetry Contest held by Head Chamberlain Sanesuke’), 7th day of the Seventh Month, Eien 永延 2 [21.8.988]
  • Gendainagon-ke uta’awase 源大納言家歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held at the House of the Minamoto Major Counsellor’), Ninth Month, Chōryaku 長暦 2 [10.1038]
  • Horikawa-in enshō awase 堀河院艶書合 (‘Love Letter Match held by Former Emperor Horikawa’), Kōwa 康和 4 [1102]
  • Chūgū no suke shige’ie ason ke uta’awase 中宮亮重家朝臣家歌合 (‘Poetry Contest held at the House of Lord Shige’ie, Assistant Master of the Empress’ Household Office’) Eiman 永万 2 [1166]
  • Jishō sanjū roku nin uta’awase 治承三十六人歌合 (‘Poetry Contest of Thirty-Six People held in the Jishō Period’), [1177-1181
  • Bunji ni nen uta’awase 文治二年歌合 (‘Bunji 2 Poetry Contest’), Bunji 文治 2 [1186]
  • Ietaka-kyō hyakuban jika’awase 家隆卿百番自歌合 (‘Lord Ietaka’s Hundred Round Contest of his own Poems’), Kenkyū 建久 1 [1190]

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