- Reign: 876-884AD
- Born: 868AD
- Period: Heian Period
- Family: Emperor Seiwa (father) Fujiwara no Mototsune (uncle)
- Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Seiwa * Successor Emperor Kōkō
He is known to have been an extravagant ruler and lived in excess. He is also known to have murdered a courtier with his own hands. He was later forced to abdicate in 884 by his uncle Mototsune in favor of Emperor Kōkō.1
|Japanese text2||Romanized Japanese1||English translation1|
mine yori otsuru
koi zo tsumorite
fuchi to narinuru
|Just as the Minano River|
surges from the peak
of Mount Tsukuba
so my love cascades
to make deep pools.
1. MacMillan, P. (2018) ”One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse”. St. Ives: Penguin Classics.
2. Suzuki, H. et al. (1997) ”Genshoku: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu”. Tokyo: Bun’eidō.
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