Dōin (道因, 1090 — c. 1179; given name Fujiwara no Atsuyori) was a Japanese waka poet of the late-Heian period. One of his poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, and forty-one of his poems were included in imperial collections.

Priest Dōin (道因法師, Dōin-hōshi), from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.


He was born in 1090.[1][2] His given name was Fujiwara no Atsuyori.[2]

He served as Lieutenant of the Stables of the Left.[1] He entered religion in 1172.[1][2]

He died in around 1179.[1]


Forty-one of his poems were included in imperial anthologies from the Senzai Wakashū on.[1][2]

The following poem by him was included as No. 82 in Fujiwara no Teika's Ogura Hyakunin Isshu:

Japanese text[3] Romanized Japanese[4] English translation[5]
sate mo inochi wa
aru monowo
uki ni taenu wa
namida nari keri
Despite this suffering
I somehow stay alive
yet with all this pain
of loving you
I cannot stop my sadness
nor the tears that flow.

His private collections have not survived.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f McMillan 2010 : 146 (note 82).
  2. ^ a b c d Daijirin entry "Fujiwara no Atsuyori". Sanseidō.
  3. ^ Suzuki et al. 2009 : 103.
  4. ^ McMillan 2010 : 171.
  5. ^ McMillan 2010 : 84.


  • Keene, Donald (1999). A History of Japanese Literature, Vol. 1: Seeds in the Heart — Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-11441-7.
  • McMillan, Peter. 2010 (1st ed. 2008). One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Suzuki Hideo, Yamaguchi Shin'ichi, Yoda Yasushi. 2009 (1st ed. 1997). Genshoku: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. Tokyo: Bun'eidō.

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