Ōe no Otondo

Ōe no Otondo (大江音人, also known as Gōshō-kō; 811—877) was a Japanese courtier, Confucian scholar and kanshi poet of the early Heian period.

Ōe no Otondo
Ōe no Otondo by Kikuchi Yōsai.
Ōe no Otondo by Kikuchi Yōsai.
Native name
大江音人
Born811
Died(877-11-03)November 3, 877
Kyoto
LanguageJapanese, Chinese (kanbun/kanshi)
Periodearly Heian
Genrekanshi
ChildrenŌe no Chisato, Ōe no Chifuru
RelativesEmperor Heizei (paternal grandfather), Fujii no Fujiko (paternal grandmother), Prince Abo (father), Ariwara no Yukihira (half-brother), Ariwara no Narihira (half-brother), Ariwara no Muneyana (nephew), Ariwara no Shigeharu (nephew), Ariwara no Motokata (grand-nephew)

BiographyEdit

Otondo was born in 811.[1][2][3]

He was a grandson of Emperor Heizei through his father, Prince Abo.[1] The 14th-century work Sonpi Bunmyaku refers to him as Prince Abo's grandson, but the dates do not match up, so the Zoku Honchō Ōjōden (続本朝往生伝) and other works are probably correct in calling him Prince Abo's son.[1]

The waka poets Ariwara no Yukihira and Narihira were his brothers.[1]

He died in 877.[1]

DescendantsEdit

Among his children were Ōe no Chisato and Ōe no Chifuru (大江千古).[1]

NamesEdit

His clan name was initially written as 大枝, but was changed to 大江 in 866.[1]

He is occasionally called by the honorific name Gōshō-kō (江相公).[1]

PoetryEdit

Characteristic styleEdit

ReceptionEdit

ScholarshipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Nihon Koten Bungaku Daijiten article "Ōe no Otondo" (pp. 419-420, author: Akio Gotō (後藤昭雄, Gotō Akio)).
  2. ^ Britannica Kokusai Dai-Hyakkajiten article "Ōe no Otondo". Britannica.
  3. ^ Daijisen entry "Ōe no Otondo". Shogakukan.

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