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Minamoto no Yorimasa Biography | Poet

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Minamoto no Yorimasa ( ) (1106–1180) was a prominent Japanese poet whose works appeared in various anthologies. He served eight different emperors in his long career, holding posts such as hyogo no kami (head of the arsenal). He was also a warrior, leading the Minamoto armies at the beginning of the Genpei War .