Japanese Poetry of Heian Period: Mibu no Tadamine and China

Japanese Poetry of Heian Period: Mibu no Tadamine and China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The entrenchment of Chinese culture continued unabated throughout the Heian Period (794-1185) in Japan. This followed on from the flows of the Middle Kingdom (China) that developed highly during the Nara Period (710-794). Hence the life of Mibu no…

Poetry of Japan: Fusions of cultural ideas in bygone days

Poetry of Japan: Fusions of cultural ideas in bygone days Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yamanoue no Okura (660-733?) lived a very fascinating life. Naturally, many areas of his life remain unknown and are open to interpretation. This is based on the passages of time. Therefore, his true nationality isn’t fully known alongside many…

Ancient Japanese poetry of Mibu no Tadamine

Ancient Japanese poetry of Mibu no Tadamine Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese poet Mibu no Tadamine belongs to the early Heian poetry scene in Japan. Sadly, not much is known about his actual birth and death. Hence, little is known about the things that reached his heart during his early years of…