Wiki Category: Gosenshu

Minamoto no Tōru

Minamoto no Tōru

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Sadaijin Family: Emperor Saga (father) Emperor Ninmyō (brother) Minamoto no Makoto (brother) Minamoto no Tokiwa (brother) Birth: 822AD Death: 895AD Minamoto no Tōru Minamoto no Tōru (源 融) was a member of the Imperial Family living from 822-895AD1. The son of Emperor Saga he[...]

Kiyohara no Motosuke

Kiyohara no Motosuke

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Nashitsubo no Gonin, Poet Family: Kiyohara no Fukayabu (grandfather) Sei Shonagon (daughter) Birth: 908AD Death: 990AD Kiyohara no Motosuke Kiyohara no Motosuke (清原 元輔) was a Heian Period poet living between 908 and 990AD. He was the grandson of Kiyohara no Fukayabu,1 and was the father[...]

Minamoto no Shitagō

Minamoto no Shitagō

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Nashitsubo no Gonin, Poet Family: – Birth: 911AD Death: 983AD Minamoto no Shitagō Minamoto no Shitagō (源 順) also known as Minamoto no Shitagau was a Heian Period poet living from 911 to 983AD.12 Later in life he became a Buddhist Monk and took the name[...]

Ki no Tokibumi

Ki no Tokibumi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Nashitsubo no Gonin, Poet Family: Ki no Tsurayuki (father) Birth: 10th Century Death: – Ki no Tokibumi Ki no Tokibumi (紀 時文) was a poet from the 10th Century. As a member of the Nashitsubo no Gonin, he helped in compiling the the Gosenshū1 and was tasked[...]

Sakanoue no Mochiki

Sakanoue no Mochiki

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Nashitsubo no Gonin, Poet Family: – Birth: 10th Century Death: – Sakanoue no Mochiki Sakanoue no Mochiki (坂上望城)  was a poet from the 10th Century. He was a part of the Nashitsubo no Gonin, and as part of it he helped in compiling the Gosenshū1 and[...]

Nashitsubo no Gonin

Nashitsubo no Gonin

Nashitsubo no Gonin The Nashitsubo no Gonin (Five Men of the Pear Chamber – 梨壺の五人) was the term used in 951 for a group of five men who helped in compiling the Gosenshū.1 These people were chosen specifically by Emperor Murakami and were additionally tasked to make a scholarly study of[...]

Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu

Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Hereditary High Official, Nashitsubo no Gonin Family: Ōnakatomi no Yorimoto Birth: 921AD Death: 991AD Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu (大中臣 能宣) was a Heian Period poet, as well as holding the position of Hereditary High Official of the Department of Religious Affairs.1 Additionally, he[...]

Fujiwara no Tadahira

Fujiwara no Tadahira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Sadajin, Sesshō, Waka Poet. Family: Fujiwara no Mototsune (father) Fujiwara no Saneyori (son) Fujiwara no Morosuke (son) Fujiwara no Morotada (son) Fujiwara no Tokihira (brother) Fujiwara no Nakahira (brother) Fujiwara no Onshi I (sister) Fujiwara no Onshi II (sister) Fujiwara no Sanekata (great-grandson) Birth: 880AD Death:[...]

Ono no Komachi

Ono no Komachi

See also: Ono no Komachi Poems Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Birth: mid 9th Century Death: – Ono no Komachi Ono no Komachi (小野 小町) was born around the mid 9th century and was possibly a lady-in-waiting under Emperor Ninmyō and Emperor Montoku. It is well attested she was[...]