Kasa Kanamura

Kasa Kanamura

Kasa Kanamura (笠 [朝臣] 金村) is a known poet who had several poems in the Man’yōshū. He is known to have been active fl.715-733 and his poetry has been ranked as that of the same class as Kurumamochi no Chitose and Yamabe no Akahito.

Miller (1981) cites two Kanji in his name [朝臣], but does not elaborate upon them. However, these Kanji translate as Ason. This was a high level rank given to people under the Kabane System.1

Footnotes

1. Miller, R. A.. (1981) “The Lost Poetic Sequence of the Priest Manzei”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.36 No.2 pp.133-172

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Kasa Kanamura