Inpumonin no Daifu (殷富門院大輔)

INPUMONIN no Daifu (ca. 1130 - ca. 1200) was a court lady and poet in the late Heian period. Her father was FUJIWARA no Nobunari ranked Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade). Her mother was the daughter of SUGAWARA no Ariyoshi. She served Imperial Princess Ryoshi (Inpumonin), daughter of the Cloistered Emperor Goshirakawa. She actively participated in Karin-en (poetry gatherings of court poets) that Shune held in his residence in Shirakawa. She made friends with many poets such as FUJIWARA no Sadaie, Jakuren, Saigyo and MINAMOTO no Yorimasa.

Her poems were included in the imperial anthologies from 'Senzai Wakashu' (the Collection of a Thousand Years) onwards and compiled a collection of her own verses, 'INPUMONIN no Daifushu.'

Hyakunin Isshu (Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets)
No. 90: I wish I could show you how my sleeves are tainted by my tears of blood, whilst the fishermen's sleeves in Ojima remain untainted even though they are utterly drenched in water. INPUMONIN no Daifu ('the Collection of a Thousand Years,' Love 4-884).

[Original Japanese]