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Princess Nukata ( (also known as Princess Nukada) was a 額田王 Nukata no Ōkimi, c. 630–690 CE) Japanese poet of the Asuka period.
The daughter of
Princess Kagami, Nukata became Emperor Temmu's favorite wife and bore him a daughter, Princess Tōchi (who would become Emperor Kōbun's consort). A legend claims that she later became consort to Emperor Tenji, Emperor Temmu's elder brother, but there is no evidence to support this claim.
Nukata was one of the great female poets of her time; thirteen of her poems appear in the
: #7–9, 16–18, 20, 112, 113, 151, 155, 488, and 1606. (#1606 is a repeat of #488.) Two of the poems are reprinted in the later poetry collections Man'yōshū and Shinchokusen Wakashū . Poem #9 is known as one of the most difficult poems within the Shinshūi Wakashū Man'yōshū to interpret. [1 ]
References [ edit ]
Kubota, Jun (2007). Iwanami Nihon Koten Bungaku Jiten (in Japanese). Iwanami Shoten. ISBN 978-4-00-080310-6.
Nihon Koten Bungaku Daijiten: Kan'yakuban. Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten. 1986. ISBN 4-00-080067-1.
Satake, Akihiro; Hideo Yamada, Rikio Kudō, Masao Ōtani, Yoshiyuki Yamazaki (2004). Shin Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei, Bekkan: Man'yōshū Sakuin (in Japanese). Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten. ISBN 4-00-240105-7.
Mamiya, Atsushi (2001). Man'yō Nankunka no Kenkyū (in Japanese). Tōkyō: Hōsei Daigaku Shuppankyoku. ISBN 4-588-46007-2. pg 140 of
Woman poets of Japan, 1977, Kenneth Rexroth, Ikuko Atsumi, ISBN 0-8112-0820-6; previously published as The Burning Heart by The Seabury Press. pg 103 of
Seeds in the Heart