Ariwara no Yukihira (在原 行平, 818 – September 6, 893) was a Japanese Heian period courtier and bureaucrat, who held a number of positions over the course of his life. At one time or another, he was governor of the provinces of Harima, Bizen, Shinano, and Bitchū. He also served as Councillor (中納言, chūnagon), Minister of Agriculture (民部卿, minbukyō), and inspector (azechi) of Mutsu and Dewa provinces.
Yukihira was also a poet, many of his works being published alongside those of his brother, Narihira. He also established a school, called Shogaku-in, for the purpose of educating members of the Ariwara family.
His most famous poem, no. 16 in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu is as follows:
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- McMillan 2010, p.158
- McMillan 2010, p.16