Prince Motoyoshi

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Prince Motoyoshi

Prince Motoyoshi (元良親王, Motoyoshi shinnō, 890-July 26, 943) was a poet and nobleman of the Heian period. One of his poems is included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu as number 20 in the anthology. Twenty of his poems were included in the Gosen Wakashū; a personal anthology entitled Motoyoshi Shinnō-shū (元良親王集) is also extant.

He was the eldest son of Emperor Yōzei. His wives included Shūshi, a daughter of Emperor Daigo, and Kaishi, a daughter of Emperor Uda.


  • Peter McMillan (2008) One hundred poets, one poem each: a translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-14398-1

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