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Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Biography | Poet

Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. This short biogrpahy feature on Ogura Hyakunin Isshu will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.


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Ogura Hyakunin Isshu is a classical Japanese anthology of one hundred Japanese waka by one hundred poets. Hyakunin isshu can be translated to "one hundred people, one poem [each]"; it can also refer to the card game of uta-garuta, which uses a deck composed of cards based on the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.