The Info List - Daini No Sanmi

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Daini no Sanmi (大弐三位, dates unknown[1] but born c. 999[2]) was a Japanese waka poet of the mid-Heian period.[1] One of her poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.[2] She produced a private collection, the Daini no Sanmi-shū (大弐三位集).[1][2]


1 Biography 2 Poetry 3 Possible partial authorship of The Tale of Genji 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External links

Biography[edit] She was the daughter of Murasaki Shikibu and Fujiwara no Nobutaka (藤原宣孝).[1][2] Her given name was Katako (賢子),[1][2][3] although the characters for Katako are also read Kenshi.[4] She was married to Takashina no Nariakira (高階成章) and produced son in 1038, and she has a daughter with Fujiwara no Kanetaka (985-1053) in 1026.[1] She also served as the nurse of Emperor Go-Reizei.[2] Poetry[edit] Thirty-seven[2] or thirty-eight[5][non-primary source needed] of her poems were included in imperial anthologies from the Goshūi Wakashū on. The following poem by her was included as No. 58 in Fujiwara no Teika's Ogura Hyakunin Isshu:

Japanese text[3] Romanized Japanese[6] English translation[7]

有馬山 猪名の笹原 風吹けば いでそよ人を 忘れやはする

Arima-yama ina no sasahara kaze fukeba ide soyo hito wo wasure ya wa suru

At the foot of Mt. Arima the wind rustles through bamboo grasses wavering yet constant— the way my heart beats only for you.

Possible partial authorship of The Tale of Genji[edit] Some scholars have attributed the final ten chapters of her mother's magnum opus, The Tale of Genji, to her,[2] although this theory is generally rejected by the majority of scholars.[citation needed] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f Digital Daijisen entry "Daini no Sanmi". Shogakukan. ^ a b c d e f g h McMillan 2010 : 142 (note 58). ^ a b Suzuki et al. 2009 : 74. ^ [1] ^ "List of Daini no Sanmi's poems". International Research Center for Japanese Studies. Retrieved 9 July 2015. . ^ McMillan 2010 : 166. ^ McMillan 2010 : 60.


Keene, Donald (1999). A History of Japanese Literature, Vol. 1: Seeds in the Heart — Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-11441-7.  McMillan, Peter. 2010 (1st ed. 2008). One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each. New York: Columbia University Press. Suzuki Hideo, Yamaguchi Shin'ichi, Yoda Yasushi. 2009 (1st ed. 1997). Genshoku: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. Tokyo: Bun'eidō.

External links[edit]

List of Daini no Sanmi's poems in the International Research Center for Japanese Studies's online waka database. Daini no Sanmi on Kotobank.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 45621322 LCCN: n8105