Thirty-Six Poetic Geniuses of the Late Classical Period

Thirty-Six Poetic Geniuses of the Late Classical Period

The Thirty-Six Poetic Geniuses of the Late Classical Period (Chūko Sanjūrokkasen – 中古三十六歌仙) were a compilation of 36 esteemed poets compiled by Fujiwara no Norikane. The list of people were brought together in a document known as the Gorokurokusen (six multiplied by six).1

Below is a list of the current poets from the list that we have on our website. This will increase over time.

  1. Fujiwara no Sadayori
  2. Fujiwara no Yoshitaka
  3. Fujiwara no Mototoshi
  4. Priest Nōin

Footnotes

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

Thirty-Six Poetic Geniuses of the Late Classical Period