Fujiwara no Ietaka

Fujiwara no Ietaka (藤原家隆, 1158 – May 5, 1237) was an early Kamakura period Japanese waka poet. Several of his poems are included in the Shin Kokin Wakashū. He was related by marriage to Jakuren, which made him strongly connected to the network of poets of the time. He was a pupil to Fujiwara no Shunzei.[1]

Fujiwara no Ietaka, drawn by Kikuchi Yōsai.


Ietaka was involved in a number of poetic matches. One of these poems is from the Six Hundredth Poetry Competition [ja] (六百番歌合, Roppyaku-ban Uta Awase):


omoiideyo ta ga kanegoto no sue naran kinō no kumo no ato no yamakaze
Remember well! Whose promises of love were they that brought this end? Fair clouds from yesterday blown away by the cold mountain's breath.[2]
(Shin Kokin Wakashū 14:1294)

Ietaka also has a personal collection called the Collection of Jeweled Songs (玉吟集, Gyokuginshū).


  1. ^ Brower, Robert H. (1972). "Ex-Emperor Go-Toba's Secret Teachings: Go-Toba no in Gokuden" (PDF). Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. 32: 27. doi:10.2307/2718867. JSTOR 2718867. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03.
  2. ^ Shōtetsu (1992). Conversations with Shōtetsu. Translated by Brower, Robert H. Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan. p. 102. ISBN 0939512432.