- 信州大学教養部紀要 第1部 人文科学 (ISSN:05830605)
- no.11, pp.p1-16, 1977-03
Saigyô is a priest poet in Heian period. Sutokuin is an Emperor and an excellent poet of the same age. Saigyô became acquainted with Sutokuin in his young days, and had a high regard for Sutokuin throughout his whole life. Saigyô deeply deplored when Sutokuin abdicated his throne and his mother Taikenmonin entered the priesthood. He made a long journey for Michinoku districts to forget the deep grief. After seven years, since Saigyô began to live Koyasan, it happened civil war of Hogen. Sutokuin lost the war, and was confined in Ninnaji. Saigyô called to inquire Sutokuin and gave him a poem of comfort. After Sutokuin died in Sanuki, Saigyô visited the glave of Sutokuin. His heart was overflowed with gratitude, when he thought of Sutokuin. So, he wrote famous poems at the front of the grave. Such, Saigyô had close connection with Sutokuin. The meaning of the relation of Saigyô to Sutokuin, that is the main subject of this essay.