Heian-kyo (modern day Kyoto)
A lady-in-waiting to the retired emperor Gotoba, Kunai-kyo's literary talents were acknoweledged by the age of fifteen when she was invited to participate in poetry contest. Forty-three of her poems are included in imperial anthologies. She died young around the age of twenty. [Sato, Hiroaki. Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology. New York: Routledge, 2015.]
Editions and Translations
Sato, Hiroaki. Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology. New York: Routledge, 2015.