Wiki Category: Six Poetic Geniuses

Ōtomo Kuronushi

Ōtomo Kuronushi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: – Birth: – Death: – 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[...]

Six Poetic Geniuses

Six Poetic Geniuses

See also: Thirty Six Poetic Geniuses, Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses, Thirty-Six Poetic Geniuses of the Late Classical Period Six Poetic Geniuses Six Poetic Geniuses (六歌仙, Rokkasen) were a group of 6 Poets mentioned by Ki no Tsurayuki in the preface of the Kokinshū as the six best poets of[...]

Fun’ya no Yasuhide

Fun’ya no Yasuhide

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Provincial Governor, Director of the Imperial Wardrobe Family: – Birth: 9th Century Death: – Fun’ya no Yasuhide Fun’ya no Yasuhide (文屋 康秀), also known as Bun’ya no Yasuhide, was a Japanese poet who lived during the second half of the 9th century. For a[...]

Ariwara no Narihira

Ariwara no Narihira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet. Family: Emperor Heizei (grandfather) Kanmu. (grandfather) Prince Abo (father) Birth: 825 Death: 880 Ariwara no Narihira Ariwara no Narihira (在原 業平) was a renowed poet from the early Heian Period living from 825 to 880. Many stories have grown up around him saying that he[...]

Henjo

Henjo

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Monk Family: Priest Sosei (son) Birth: 816 Death: 890 Henjo Henjo (遍昭 or 遍照) was a Buddhist monk and poet, entering into religion in 849. Before this he was known as Yoshimine no Munesada (良岑宗貞) and lived between 816 and 890. Before entering into religion[...]

Priest Kisen

Priest Kisen

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Monk Family: Birth: mid 9th Century Death: – Priest Kisen Priest Kisen (喜撰) was a Buddhist monk and Japanese poet living around the mid 9th century. Sadly not much is known about him other than he lived in the area of Uji and according[...]

Ki no Tsurayuki

Ki no Tsurayuki

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, Governor Family: Ki no Tokibumi (son) Birth: – Death: 946AD Ki no Tsurayuki Ki no Tsurayuki (紀 貫之) was a high ranking court nobleman of the Heian Period. Best known for his poetry and prose. Between the years of 905 and 922AD he helped in[...]

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[...]