Ōtomo Kuronushi

Ōtomo Kuronushi
Ōtomo Kuronushi by Tosa Mitsuoki.

Ōtomo Kuronushi

Ōtomo Kuronushi (大友 黒主) is known to have been one of the Six Poetic Geniuses, a list of six talented Heian Period Poets created by Ki no Tsurayuki. Out of the six poets he is the only one not included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.1

Footnotes

1. MacMillan, P. (2018) ”One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse”. St. Ives: Penguin Classics.

The Six Poetic Geniuses

Otomo Kuronushi * Priest Kisen * Ono no Komachi * Archbishop Henjo * Ariwara no Narihira * Fun'ya no Yasuhide.


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