Nijoin no Sanuki

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Author

Nijoin no Sanuki

Location

Heian-kyo (modern day Kyoto)

Dates

1141-1217

Biography

Nijoin no Sanuki was a member of the Minamoto clan, daughter of Minamoto no Yorimasa, and one of the foremost poets of her generation. She was a member of the Late Classical Thirty-Six Poetry Immortals and seventy-three of her poems are included in imperial anthologies. She is also one of the hundred writers of the Hyakunin Isshu (One hundred poems by one hundred poets.)[Source: Mostow, Joshua S. Pictures of the Heart: The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image. Honolulu: Hawai'i UP, 1996.]

Languages

Japanese

Genres

Poetry

Editions and Translations

McMilan, Peter. One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. New York: Columbia UP, 2010. ; Mostow, Joshua S. Pictures of the Heart: The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image. Honolulu: Hawai'i UP, 1996.

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