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Minamoto no Shitago Biography | Poet

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Minamoto no Shitago ( , 911–983) was a mid Heian waka poet, scholar and nobleman. He was the original compiler of the Wamyo Ruijusho, the first Japanese dictionary organized into semantic headings. He was designated as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals for his distinguished poetic accomplishments. In addition to the Wamyo Ruijusho, his remaining works include a poetry collection known as the Minamoto no Shitagoshu ( ). Some scholars claim that he is the author of the Taketori Monogatari .