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Kakinomoto no Hitomaro Biography | Poet

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Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (or ; c. 662 – 710) was a Japanese poet and aristocrat of the late Asuka period. He was the most prominent of the poets included in the Man'yoshu, and was particularly represented in volumes 1 and 2. In Japan, he is considered one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. After the Heian period he was often called "Hito-maru" .