Fujiwara Shunzei

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Fujiwara no Shunzei (b. 1114; d. 22 December 1204 CE) was a noted Japanese poet and nobleman, son of Fujiwara no Toshitada. He was also known as Fujiwara no Toshinari[1] or Shakua ; in his younger days (1123-67), he gave his name as Akihiro , but in 1167, changed to Shunzei. He was noted for his innovations in the waka poetic form, and for his achievement in compiling Senzai Wakashū ... more »

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (7/24/2016 10:18:00 AM)

    he was the father of Fujiwara no Teika (who was considered one of the four best poets in Japanese history)

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Best Poem of Fujiwara Shunzei

Shinkokinshu [extract]

As evening falls,
From along the moors the autumn wind
Blows chill into the heart;
And the quails raise their plaintive cry
In the deep grass of Fukakusa village.

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