About Yamabe no AkahitoRead best Yamabe no Akahito poems. He was a poet of the Nara period in Japan. Many of his poems were composed during journeys with Emperor Shomu between 724 and 736. Yamabe is regarded as one of the kami of poetry, and is called Waka Nisei along with Kakinomoto no Hitomaro. He is noted as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals.