Tani Soyo

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  • Born: 1526
  • Died: 1563
  • Distinction: Renga poet
  • Japanese: 宗養 (Tani Souyou)

Sôyô was the son of Tani Sôboku (d.1545) and was perhaps the most talented renga composer of his day. He is remembered in part for his rivalry with the famous Satomura Jôha, who became the leading master of linked verse after Sôyô's death.