Sagami (Oto-Jiju)

Item

Author

Sagami (Oto-Jiju)

Location

Heian-kyo (modern day Kyoto), Sagami (present day Kanagawa prefecture)

Dates

991- 1061?

Biography

Sagami takes her name from the province of Sagami over which her husband, Oe no Kimiyori, governed. Her exact parentage is uncertain, though her mother was married to Minamoto no Yorimitsu. She reluctantly traveled to Sagami province from Kyoto around 1021, and would later dedicate much of her work to Hashiriyu Shrine in Sagami in 1024.

Works

Sagami Shu

Languages

Japanese

Genres

Poetry

Editions and Translations

Sato, Hiroaki. Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology. New York: Routledge, 2015. ; McMilan, Peter. One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. New York: Columbia UP, 2010

Item sets

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