Ō no Yasumaro
Ō no Yasumaro (?, ? - August 15, 723) was a Japanese nobleman, bureaucrat, and chronicler. He may have been the son of Ō no Honji, a participant in the Jinshin War of 672.
He is most famous for compiling and editing, with the assistance of Hieda no Are, the Kojiki, the oldest extant Japanese history. Empress Genmei (r. 707-721) charged Yasumaro with the duty of writing the Kojiki in 711... more »
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While You Decline To Cry,
While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plumegrass wilts.
Loose translation by Michael R. Burch