Minamoto no Kintada
0889 – 0948
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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on July 23, 2013
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