Sarumaru no Taifu, also known as Sarumaru no Dayū (猿丸大夫 sarumaru no taifu/dayū) was a waka poet in the early Heian period. He is a member of the Thirty Six Poetic Sages (三十六歌仙 sanjūrokkasen), but there are no detailed histories or legends about him. There is a possibility that there never was such a person. Some believe him to have been Prince Yamashiro no Ōe.
The following waka is attributed to Taifu. It is a classic Autumn Poem (秋歌 aki no uta).
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This article is partly based on information in the equivalent article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- Papinot, Edmond (1910). Historical and geographical dictionary of Japan. Tokyo: Librarie Sansaisha.
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