Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

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A portrait of Kakinomoto as part of a full set of portraits of the Sanjûrokkasen long held by the Tenmangû Shrine in Moriyama, Shiga prefecture
  • Japanese: 柿本人麻呂 (Kakinomoto no Hitomaro)

Kakinomoto no Hitomaro was a court noble and poet known for his poems in the Man'yôshû, and as one of the "36 Poetry Immortals" (Sanjûrokkasen).

Following his death, Kakinomoto was deified as a myôjin by imperial order. Toyotomi Hideyoshi is the only other historical figure to be granted myôjin status by imperial order.[1]


  • Gallery labels, Nakasendô Kaidô Bunka Kôryûkan, Moriyama, Shiga.[1]
  1. Luke Roberts, Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan. University of Hawaii Press, 2012. p164.