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Ota Nampo Biography | Poet

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Ota Nampo ( , April 19, 1749 – May 16, 1823) was the most oft-used penname of Ota Tan, a late Edo period Japanese poet and fiction writer. He wrote primarily in the comedic forms of kyoshi, derived from comic Chinese verse, and kyoka, derived from waka poetry. His pennames also include Yomo no Akara, Yomo Sanjin, Kyokaen, and Shokusanjin .