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Premodern authors J-M

Name (English) Name (Japanese) Dates Genre
Jakuren 寂蓮 1139? - 1202 waka
Jien 慈円 1155 - 1225 waka
Jippensha Ikku 十返舎 一九 1765 - 1831 gesaku
Kada no Azamamaro 荷田 春満 1669 - 1736 kokugaku
Kagami Shikō 各務 支孝 1665 - 1731 haikai
Kagawa Kageki 香川 景樹 1768 - 1843 waka
Kakinomoto no Hitomaro 柿本 人麻呂 fl. ca. 685 - 705 waka
Kamo no Chōmei 鴨 長明 1155 - 1216 waka
Kamo no Mabuchi 賀茂 真淵 1697 - 1769 waka, kokugaku
Kan Chazan 管 茶山 1748 - 1827 kanshi
Kan'ami 観阿弥 1333 - 1384
Karagoromo Kisshū 唐衣 橘洲 1743 - 1802 kyōka
Karai Senryū 柄井 川柳 1718 - 1790 haikai; senryū
Katō Chikage 加藤 千蔭 1735 - 1808 kokugaku, waka
Kawatake Mokuami 河竹 黙阿弥 1816 - 1893 kabuki
Keichū 契沖 1640 - 1701 kokugaku, waka
Kenkō 兼好 ca. 1283 - ca. 1352 waka
Kenreimon'in Ukyō no Daibu 建礼門院 右京大夫 ca. 1157 - ca. 1233 waka
Ki no Haseo 紀 長谷雄 845 - 912 shibun
Ki no Kaion 紀 海音 1663 - 1742 jōruri
Ki no Tomonori 紀 友則 ca. 845 - ca. 905 waka
Ki no Tsurayuki 紀 貫之 ca. 868 - ca. 945 waka
Kinoshita Chōshōshi 木下 長嘯子 1569 - 1649 waka
Kitabatake Chikafusa 北畠 親房 1293 - 1354 waka
Kitamura Kigin 北村 季吟 1624 - 1705 waka, haikai
Kiyohara no Motosuke 清原 元輔 908 - 990 waka
Kobayashi Issa 小林 一茶 1763 - 1827 haikai
Koikawa Harumachi 恋川 春町 1744 - 1789 gesaku
Konparu Zenchiku 金春 禅竹 1405 - ca. 1470
Kūkai 空海 774 - 835 religion
Kyōgoku Tamekane 京極 為兼 1254 - 1332 waka
Kyokutei (Takizawa) Bakin 曲亭 馬琴 1767 - 1848 gesaku
Kyūsei (Gusai) 救済 ca. 1284 - ca. 1378 renga
Matsunaga Teitoku 松永 貞徳 1571 - 1653 renga, haikai
Matsuo Bashō 松尾 芭蕉 1644 - 1694 haikai
Mibu no Tadamine 壬生 忠岑 fl. ca. 900 waka
Minamoto no Michitomo 源 通具 1171 - 1227 waka
Minamoto no Sanetomo 源 実朝 1192 - 1219 waka
Minamoto no Shitagō 源 順 911 - 983 waka
Minamoto no Toshiyori 源 俊頼 1055? - 1129? waka
Minamoto no Tsunenobu 源 経信 1016 - 1097 waka
Minamoto no Yorimasa 源 頼政 1104 - 1180 waka
Miyako no Yoshika 都 良香 834 - 879 kanshi
Motoori Norinaga 本居 宣長 1730 - 1801 kokugaku, waka
Mukai Kyorai 向井 去来 1651 - 1704 haikai
Muneyoshi Shinnō 宗良 親王 1311 - ca. 1382 waka
Murasaki Shikibu 紫 式部 973? - 1014? monogatari, nikki, waka
Murata Harumi 村田 春海 1746 - 1811 kokugaku, waka

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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.