Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

662 - 710

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Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (柿本 人麻呂 or 柿本 人麿; c. 653–655 – c. 707–710) was a Japanese waka poet and aristocrat of the late Asuka period. He was the most prominent of the poets included in the Man'yōshū, the oldest waka anthology, but apart from what can be gleaned from hints in the Man'yōshū, the details of his life are largely uncertain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro has received more than 60,800 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Kakinomoto no Hitomaro is the 2,269th most popular writer (down from 2,030th in 2019), the 675th most popular biography from Japan (down from 579th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Japanese Writer.

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Among writers, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro ranks 2,269 out of 5,794Before him are Ivan Mažuranić, Annie M. G. Schmidt, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, Jens Fink-Jensen, Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani, and Hallgrímur Pétursson. After him are Noor Inayat Khan, Phylarchus, Franz Overbeck, Anagarika Dharmapala, Edgar Lee Masters, and Ueda Akinari.

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Among people born in 662, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro ranks 4Before him are Emperor Ruizong of Tang, Odile of Alsace, and Raginpert.  Among people deceased in 710, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro ranks 5Before him are Emperor Zhongzong of Tang, Saint Giles, Wittiza, and Rupert of Salzburg. After him is Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro ranks 675 out of 5,560Before him are Masashi Watanabe (1936), Norio Yoshimizu (1946), Motoo Kimura (1924), Akiko Hayakawa (1950), Tadao Kobayashi (1930), and Wakatsuki Reijirō (1866). After him are Emperor Reizei (949), Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu (1905), Ueda Akinari (1734), Ki no Tsurayuki (866), Hōnen (1133), and Katō Takaaki (1860).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro ranks 46Before him are Ryū Murakami (1952), Takuboku Ishikawa (1886), Eiji Tsuburaya (1901), Katsu Kaishū (1823), Amélie Nothomb (1967), and Ariwara no Narihira (825). After him are Ueda Akinari (1734), Ki no Tsurayuki (866), Fujiwara no Teika (1162), Izumi Shikibu (976), Saigyō (1118), and Kyōka Izumi (1873).