Fujiwara no Norikane

Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara Norikane

Fujiwara Norikane was both a minister and poet from the Heian Period. He died in 1165.1

He compiled and wrote Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses inside a compilation known as the Poetry Tournament of Thirty-Six Women Poetic Geniuses (Nyōbō Sanjūrokunin uta-wase).2


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. MacMillan, P. (2018) ”One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse”. St. Ives: Penguin Classics

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Fujiwara no Norikane