Fujiwara no Hamanari

Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara no Hamanari

Fujiwara no Hamanari (藤原 浜成) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Kyōke branch, living from 724-790AD.1

In 781 he recieved the title of Dazai no Sōtsu and also authored Tenshō, a chronological history of Japan.2

He is the son of Fujiwara no Maro3 and father of Fujiwara no Toyohiko.4


1. MacMillan, P. (2018) ”One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse”. St. Ives: Penguin Classics.
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
3. Rabinovich, J. (1991) “Wasp and Waists and Monkey Tails: A Study and Translation of Hamanari’s Uta no Shiki (The Code of Poetry, 772). Also known as Kakyō Hyōshiki (A Formulary for Verse Based on the Canons of Poetry)”. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol.51, No.2 pp.471-560
4. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.

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