The article is devoted to the three divine patrons of Japanese poetry: Sumiyoshi, Sotoorihime and Kakinomoto no Hitomaro.
The article is devoted to four Japanese poets of the 14th century.
The article is devoted to poetic legends connected with the place name Ide and the yamabuki flowers.
The study focuses on the rules for record poems, which are set forth in texts on poetry and texts on calligraphy from the 12th century onwards.
The article deals with the poetical principle fushimono ("distribution of things")which was widely employed in renga as a compositional device. Other forms of poetical means which served as precursors to fuhimono in waka poetry (mono-no na, kakushidai, kutsukammuri-uta etc.) and their Chinese roots are thouroughly analyzed and demonstrated on numerous examples translated by the author.