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The Japanese author index

 

Premodern authors N-S

Name (English) Name (Japanese) Dates Genre
Namiki Gohei (I) 並木 五瓶 1747 - 1808 kabuki
Namiki Shōzō (I) 並木 正三 1730 - 1773 kabuki
Namiki Sōsuke 並木 宗輔 1695 - 1751 jōruri
Nichiren 日蓮 1222 - 1282 religion
Nijō Yoshimoto 二条 良基 1320 - 1388 renga
Nijōin Sanuki 二条院 讃岐 1141? - 1217 waka
Nishiyama Sōin 西山 宗因 1605 - 1682 renga, haikai
Nukada no Ōkimi 額田 王 627? - ? waka
Ō no Yasumaro 太 安万侶 ? - 723 transcription
Ogyū Sorai 荻生 徂徠 1606 - 1728 Confucianism
Ono no Komachi 小野 小町 fl. ca. 833-850 waka
Ōshikōchi no Mitsune 凡河内 躬恒 fl. ca 905 waka
Ōta Nampo
(Yomo no Akara)
大田 南畝
(四方 赤良)
1749 - 1823 kyōka, gesaku
Ōtomo no Ōji 大友 皇子 645 - 672 kanshi
Ōtomo no Tabito 大伴 旅人 665 - 731 waka
Ōtomo no Yakamochi 大伴 家持 717? - 785 waka
Ōtsu no Ōji 大津 皇子 633 - 686 waka
Ozawa Roan 小沢 蘆庵 1723 - 1801 waka
Rai San'yō 頼 山陽 1780 - 1832 Confucianism
Ryōkan 良寛 1758? - 1831 waka, kanshi
Ryūtei Tanehiko 柳亭 種彦 1783 - 1842 gesaku
Saigyō 西行 1118 - 1190 waka
Sakurada Jisuke (I) 桜田 治助 1734 - 1806 kabuki
Santō Kyōden 山東 京伝 1761 - 1816 gesaku
Sei Shōnagon 清 少納言 966? - ? zuihitsu, waka
Seihakudō Kōun 生白堂 行雲 fl. ca. 1670 kyōka
Shiba Zenkō 芝 全交 1750 - 1793 gesaku
Shikano Buzaemon 鹿野 武左衛門 1649 - 1699 rakugo
Shikitei Samba 式亭 三馬 1776 - 1822 gesaku
Shimokōbe Chōryū (Nagaru) 下河辺 長流 1627 - 1686 waka
Shinkei 心敬 1406 - 1475 renga
Shinran 親鸞 1173 - 1262 religion
Shōhaku 肖柏 1443 - 1527 renga
Shokushi Naishinnō 式子 内親王 ? - 1201 waka
Shōtetsu 正徹 1381 - 1459 waka
Sōchō 宗長 1448 - 1532 renga
Sōgi 宗祇 1421 - 1502 renga
Sone no Yoshitada 曾禰 好忠 10th c. waka
Sosei 素性 before 850 - after 909 waka
Sugawara no Michizane 菅原 道真 845 - 903 shibun
Sugawara no Takasue no Musume 菅原 孝標 女 1008 - ? 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.