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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 Naik├╗). 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.

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