Asukai Gayū also known as Asukai Masaari (飛鳥井 雅有, 1241 – February 20, 1301) was a Kamakura period nobleman and poet.[1][2] He lived in Kamakura and occupied a high position in the shogunate (幕府, bakufu). Eighty six of his poems are represented in the official collection Shokukokin Wakashū (続古今和歌集). He also has a personal collection, The Woman Next Door (隣女和歌集, rinjo wakashū).


  1. ^ Earl Roy Miner, Hiroko Odagiri, Robert E. Morell The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature 1988 - Page 143 "ASUKAI GAYū (MASAARI) 飛鳥井 雅有 1241- 1301. Mid-Kamakura political figure, poet. Although a nobleman who rose to high rank, he called Kamakura his home and occupied a place of repute in the bakufu there. As a poet, he is represented ..."
  2. ^ Chieko Irie Mulhern - Japanese Women Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook 1994 - Page 3 "According to the diary Saga no kayoi (The Saga Road) by scholar-poet Asukai Masaari (fl. ca. 13th c.), Abutsu had earned a reputation as a scholar among her contemporaries and was living in Saga with Tameie"