Sami Mansei

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Sami Mansei (沙弥満誓?, "novice Mansei", flourished circa 720), was a Japanese Buddhist priest and poet. Little is known of his life except that his secular name was Kasa no Ason Maro. While serving at a temple in the north of Kyūshū, he was a member of Ōtomo no Tabito's literary coterie. His few surviving pieces are collected in the Man'yōshū.