Arakida Moritake

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  • Birth: 1473
  • Death: 1549
  • Distinction: Poet

Moritake was the son of Negi Morihide of the Inner Ise Shrine (the Naikû). A Shintoist, he was a gifted poet, with great skill in waka, renga, and in particular haikai, to which he contributed greatly. He became the head priest of the Inner Ise Shrine at the age of 69.