Saionji Kintsune

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Saionji Kintsune in the Ogura Hyakunin isshu.

Saionji Kintsune (西園寺公経 1171 - 1244) was a waka poet and Japanese nobleman active in the early Kamakura period. He is designated as a member of the New Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry (新三十六歌仙, Shinsanjūrokkasen). In the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, he is called Nyudo Saki no Dajodaijin (入道前太政大臣). He was also a major contributor to the Shinchokusen Wakashū anthology.

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