Doji Tamano

Poet, Darling of the Court


Doji Tamano is the grand-daughter of a mid-level Imperial governor and a favoured courtier in Kyuden Kakita.

Her family line has been subject to some dispute, given the absence of her father since her childhood, but her mother, Doji Tamako, has been instrumental in her success at court. Her training was extremely traditional and she is well-versed in the arts.

Her passion, however, is for poetry – specifically for the hundred poems used for karuta. Tamano is well-known for having won competitions throughout the Empire – she even missed her first gempukku due to a clashing competition. Her travels have been largely funded by an unknown benefactor, but her success has gained her many more patrons since.

Doji Tamano

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