Arakida Moritake (荒木田 守武, 1473 – August 30, 1549) was a Japanese poet who excelled in the fields of waka, renga, and in particular haikai. He studied renga with Sōgi. He was the son of Negi Morihide, and a Shintoist. At the age of 69, he became head priest of the Inner Ise Shrine.
Moritake's most famous poem:
- A fallen blossom
- returning to the bough, I thought --
- But no, a butterfly.
- (Translation by Steven D. Carter)
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