Ono no Minemori
He was a trusted attendant of Emperor Saga from the time the latter was crown prince. In 808 he was promoted to the position of tōgū shōji (春宮少進), and went on to serve in positions such as shōgeki (少外記) and shikibu shōyū (式部少輔), as well as serving in various provincial governments such as those of Ōmi Province, Mino Province, Mutsu Province, Awa Province, and ultimately, in 822, vice-governor of the Dazaifu (大宰大弐 dazai no daini).
He demonstrated his skill as an administrator the following year when, he introduced reforms allowing the farming of government-owned rice paddies in the Dazaifu to relieve the burden of the peasants under his administration. He also directed the construction of the Zokumyō-in (続命院), a rest stop for visitors to the Dazaifu.
Ono no Minemori was one of the compilers of the Ryōun-shū, an anthology of Japanese kanshi (poems in Classical Chinese) and drafted the preface to the collection. Thirteen of his poems were included in the Ryōun-shū, eight in the Bunka Shūrei-shū, and nine in the Keikoku-shū. Their shared poetic skill brought him in contact with the monk Kūkai.
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