— Hyakunin Issue “One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets” Compiled by Fujiwara Teika (1162-1241), Hyakunin Isshu is a celebrated anthology comprising one 31-syllable Tanka poem by each of one hundred poets.
Heike Monogatari (Tale of Heike).  The Story of heike is an epic account of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of japan at the end of the 12th century in the Genpei War (1180-1185).  The central theme of the story is the Buddhist law of impermanence.

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