- Hartmann von Aue completes the Middle High German verse romance Iwein
- Raimbaut de Vaqueiras leaves the Italian courts to join the Fourth Crusade
- As stated in the historical book Huey, Robert (2002). The Making of Shinkokinshū., Teika presented a first clean draft of prospective Shinkokinshū poems to Go-Toba in April
- In November, Go-Toba hosted a ninetieth-birthday celebration for Shunzei - a rare honour considering Go-Toba's high rank. It was a clear indication that Shunzei's poetry talent was outstanding.
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