Ukon

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Author

Ukon

Location

Heian-kyo (modern day Kyoto)

Dates

936 - 966

Biography

A member of the Fujiwara family and lady-in-waiting to Lady Onshi, a consor of Emperor Go-Daigo, Ukon is listed among the thirty-six women poetry immortals. Her work is included in imperial anthologies and the Hyakkunin 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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