Minamoto no Tamenori (源為憲)

MINAMOTO no Tamenori (date of birth unknown - September, 1011) was a literary person and a composer of Chinese poems in the mid-Heian period. His father was MINAMOTO no Tadamiki (Koko-Genji clan). His nickname was MINAMOTO no Sumeru.

He successively held monjosho (student of literary studies in the Imperial University), naiki (secretary of the Ministry of Central Affairs), Kurodo (Chamberlain), Shikibu no jo (the third officer of personnel department), and kokushi (provincial governors) of various provinces (such as Totomi Province and Mino Province). "Hokuzansho" and "Ritoshinan" (summary of duty of regional officer) describe Kokasadame (job performance review of regional officer) during his service as Totomi no kami (the Governor of Totomi Province). He studied under MINAMOTO no Shitago and excelled in writing, Chinese poetry, and waka (a traditional Japanese poem of thirty-one syllables), while his Zuryomoshibumi (document to ask for a transfer to regional officer) is on "Honcho monzui" (Anthology of waka poems and prose written in classical Chinese) and his poems are on "Honcho reiso," "Ruiju kudaisho" (anthology of Chinese poetry), "Shui Wakashu" (Collection of Gleanings of Japanese Poems), and so on. He also compiled educational books including "Kuchizusami" and "Sezokugenbun." He also had a deep knowledge of Buddhism and compiled "Sanpo-ekotoba" (a Japanese literary collection of Buddhist narratives), "Kuya-rui" (a eulogy for Kuya, a Buddhist priest during the 10th century) and so on.

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