Harumichi no Tsuraki

Harumichi no Tsuraki
Harumichi in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.

Harumichi no Tsuraki

Harumichi no Tsuraki (春道 列樹) was a Japanese poet who died in 920AD.

He graduated from the Imperial Univeristy in his lfietime and then became a Greater Secretary at Dazaifu. He was then given the position of Governor in Iki Province but died before taking the post. We can find three of his poems in the Kokinshū and two in the Gosenshū.

One of his poems (No.32) can be found in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu and goes as follows:1

Japanese text2
Romanized Japanese1
English translation1
Yamagawa ni
kaze no kaketaru
shigarami wa
nagare mo aenu
momiji narikeri
The weir that the wind
has flung across
the mountain brook
is made of autumn's n
richly coloured leaves


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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Harumichi no Tsuraki