Princess Shokushi (or Shikishi) (d. 1201) was a daughter of Emperor Goshirakawa (1127-1192; r. 1155-1158) and served time as the Shrine Priestess at Kamo. She was the finest love poet of her generation, producing work of intense passion, and one of the most skill users of the technique of honkadôri (allusive variation), becoming popular in waka at the time. She is, therefore, a passionate woman poet, in the tradition of earlier giants such as Izumi Shikibu and, like them numerous legends arose about her personal life. All we can say for sure is that she was generous and thoughtful, commissioning work from Fujiwara no Shunzei, and kind to the women in her service.
Shokushi has the following poems on WakaPoetry.net: