Minamoto no Kintada

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0889 – 0948

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Who was Minamoto no Kintada?

Minamoto no Kintada was a middle Heian waka poet and nobleman. Along with his son Minamoto no Saneakira he is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. Under Emperor Daigo and Emperor Suzaku he was an official in the imperial treasury.

Kintada's poems are included in imperial poetry anthologies from the Goshūi Wakashū on. A personal collection known as the Kintadashū also remains. The Great Mirror and Yamato Monogatari preserve anecdotes about him, and he excelled in falconry and Kōdō in addition to poetry.

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Born
0889
Nationality
  • Japan
Died
0948

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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