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Asukai Gayu Biography | Poet

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Asukai Gayu also known as Asukai Masaari ( , 1241 – February 20, 1301) was a Kamakura period nobleman and poet. He lived in Kamakura and occupied a high position in the Shogunate (, bakufu ). Eighty six of his poems are represented in the official collection Shokukokin Wakashu ( ). He also has a personal collection, The Woman Next Door (, rinjo wakashu ) .