- Period: Heian Period
- Occupation: Poet, Monk
- Family: Fujiwara no Akisuke (father)
- Birth: c.1130 / c.1160
- Death: c.1210 / c.1207
Kenshō (顕昭) (c.1130-12101 / c.1160-12072 ) was the adopted son of Fujiwara no Akisuke and was both poet and Buddhist monk during his lifetime.12 He acted as leader of the Rokujo House of poetry for a time, was both a poet and poetry judge in poetic contests, and is known to have had dispute over poetic theory during the roppyakubun uta awase in 1193 with Jakuren.1
1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
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