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The Japanese author index

 

Premodern authors A-I

Name (English) Name (Japanese) Dates Genre
Abutsu-ni 阿仏尼 ? - 1283 waka
Akazome Emon 赤染 衛門 ca. 957 - ca. 1041 waka
Akera Kankō 朱楽 管江 1738 - 1798 kyōka
Arai Hakuseki 新井 白石 1657 - 1725 Confucianism
Arakida Moritake 荒木田 守武 1473 - 1549 renga, haikai
Ariwara no Narihira 在原 業平 825 - 880 waka
Chikamatsu Monzaemon 近松 門左衛門 1653 - 1724 jōruri, kabuki
Dōgen 道元 1200 - 1253 religion
Ejima Kiseki 江島 其磧 1666 - 1735 ukiyozōshi
Emperor Go-Shirakawa 後白河 天皇 1127 - 1192 imayō-uta
Emperor Go-Toba 後鳥羽 天皇 1180 - 1239 waka
Emperor Saga 嵯峨 天皇 786 - 842 kanshi
Emperor Tenji 天智 天皇 626 - 671 waka
Fujiwara no Ietaka 藤原 家隆 1158 - 1237 waka
Fujiwara no Kintō 藤原 公任 966 - 1041 waka
Fujiwara no Kiyosuke 藤原 清輔 1104 - 1177 waka
Fujiwara no Masatsune 藤原 雅経 1170 - 1221 waka
Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha 藤原 道綱 母 936? - 995? nikki
Fujiwara no Mototoshi 藤原 基俊 ? - 1142 waka
Fujiwara no Sadaie (Teika) 藤原 定家 1162 - 1241 waka
Fujiwara no Tameie 藤原 為家 1198 - 1275 waka
Fujiwara no Toshinari (Shunzei) 藤原 俊成 1114 - 1204 waka
Fujiwara no Umakai 藤原 宇合 694 - 737 kanshi, waka
Fujiwara no Yoshitsune 藤原 良経 1169 - 1206 waka
Gidō Shūshin 義堂 周信 1325 - 1388 shibun
Hattori Nankaku 服部 南郭 1683 - 1759 kanshi
Hattori Dohō 服部 土芳 1657 - 1730 haikai
Hayashi Razan 林 羅山 1583 - 1657 Confucianism
Henjō (Bishop Henjō) 遍昭 (遍照) 816 - 890 waka
Hieda no Are 稗田 阿礼 650? - ? oral recitation
Hiraga Gennai
(Fūrai Sanjin)
平賀 源内
(風来 山人)
1728 - 1778 gesaku, jōruri
Hirose Tansō 広瀬 淡窓 1782 - 1856 kanshi
Hōnen 法然 1133 - 1212 religion
Hōseidō Kisanji 朋誠堂 喜三二 1735 - 1813 gesaku
Hosokawa Yūsai 細川 幽斎 1534 - 1610 waka
Ichikawa Kansai 市川 寛斎 1749 - 1820 kanshi
Ihara Saikaku 井原 西鶴 1642 - 1693 haikai, ukiyozōshi
Imagawa Ryōshun 今川 了俊 1326 - ? waka
Ise 伊勢 ? - ca. 939 waka
Ise no Tayū (Taifu) 伊勢 大輔 fl. ca. 1000 waka
Itō Jinsai 伊藤 仁斎 1627 - 1705 Confucianism
Izumi Shikibu 和泉 式部 fl. ca. 1000 waka, nikki

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Use the button menu to display tables with the names of premodern or modern Japanese writers in both English and Japanese. Also included are the author's dates and the main genre or genres in which he or she worked. Note that these lists follow the usual Japanese practice of giving the surname first. As a convenience, spaces have been added to the Japanese versions of the names to indicate the break between first and last names; normally these spaces would not appear.

Dates of birth and death are based on the calendar in effect at the time: the lunar calendar until the second day of the Twelfth Month (nominally December) of 1872, and the Gregorian calendar beginning from January 1, 1873 (the dates from December 3 to December 31, 1872, do not exist in Japanese history). Authors who were born or died around the time of the Meiji Restoration may be given dates based on either or both of these calendars, depending on the source (Sōseki is a good example, and writers like Ozaki Kōyō and Saitō Ryokuu will even be given different years of birth). Much of the information has been checked in multiple sources (where they conflict and I have been unable to determine which is correct, I have usually given precedence to the Shinchō Nihon-bungaku jiten). However, some mistakes may remain and corrections will be gratefully received.