FUJIWARA NO KINTō (藤原 公任, 966 – February 4, 1041), also
known as SHIJō-DAINAGON, was a Japanese poet , admired by his
contemporaries and a court bureaucrat of the
* 1 Biography * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 External links
Kintō wrote a great many poems, as well as many poetry anthologies
Shūi Wakashū and the
Wakan rōeishū . He also
established the grouping of "Thirty-Six Poetic Geniuses" or
Thirty-six Poetry Immortals ", the "Anthology of Poems by the
Thirty-Six Poets" (Sanjūrokkasen), frequently seen in
He was also apparently vital in the compilation of Emperor Kazan 's Shūi Wakashū (in which 15 of his poems appear), having compiled between 996 and 999 the original skeleton for it, a collection called Shuisho.
* ^ "... Fujiwara no Kinto (966–1008), the most admired poet of
the day." pg 283 of
6. For a complete translation and study of the Wakan rōeishū, see J. Thomas Rimer and Jonathan Chaves, JAPANESE AND CHINESE POEMS TO SING, Columbia University Press, 1997. This book was the winner of the 1998 US-Japan Friendship Commission Prize for best translation of a work of Japanese literature.
* Frederic, Louis (2002). "Japan Encyclopedia." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. * Papinot, Edmond (1910). Historical and geographical dictionary of Japan. Tokyo: Librarie Sansaisha.