Lady Otomo of Sakonoe


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Ōtomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume (c. 700–750) was a female Japanese poet, important in her time, with 79 poems in the Man'yōshū.

In her teens, she married Prince Hozumi and after his early death, she married his half-brother. After he also died, she went to live with Ōtomo no Tabito.

It is believed by Donald Keene and Tsuchihashi (in his Man'yō Kaigan, II, p. 200) that Ōtomo no ... more »

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