Shikishi Naishinno (Princess Shikishi)

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Author

Shikishi Naishinno (Princess Shikishi)

Location

Heian-kyo (modern day Kyoto)

Dates

1149-1201

Biography

Princess Shikishi was the the third daughter born of Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127-1192.) Shikishi never married and instead was appointed the head priestess of Kamo Shrine in Kyoto, and would later become a nun. [Source: Sato, Hiroaki. Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology. New York: Routledge, 2015.]

Languages

Japanese

Genres

Poetry

Editions and Translations

Sato, Hiroaki, tr. String of Beads: Complete Poems of Princess Shikishi. Honolulu: Hawai'i UP, 1993. ; McMilan, Peter. One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. New York: Columbia UP, 2010. ; Carter, Steven D.,tr. Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1991. ; Sato, Hiroaki. Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology. New York: Routledge, 2015.

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