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Ueda Akinari Biography and Poems

Ueda Akinari Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Ueda Akinari, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Akinari, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Ueda Akinari or Ueda Shusei ( , July 25, 1734, Osaka – August 8, 1809, Kyoto ) was a Japanese author, scholar and waka poet, and a prominent literary figure in 18th century Japan. He was an early writer in the yomihon genre and his two masterpieces, Ugetsu Monogatari ("Tales of Rain and the Moon") and Harusame Monogatari ("Tales of Spring Rain"), are central to the canon of Japanese literature.

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