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A portrait of Sosei as part of a full set of portraits of the Sanjûrokkasen long held by the Tenmangû Shrine in Moriyama, Shiga prefecture
  • Japanese: 素性法師 (Sosei hôshi)

Sosei Hôshi was a 9th-10th century Buddhist priest and waka poet known as one of the "36 Poetry Immortals" (Sanjûrokkasen). His father Henjô is also known as a Buddhist priest and is counted among both the "Six Poetry Immortals" (Rokkasen) and the Sanjûrokkasen.

Originally affiliated with Unrin-in (a temple founded by his father), he later moved to Sekijô-ji (Ryôin-in).


  • Gallery labels, Nakasendô Kaidô Bunka Kôryûkan, Moriyama, Shiga.[1]