Sugawara no Michizane
Sugawara no Michizane was a scholar, poet, and politician who worked on the Japanese foreign policies with Chinese dynasty. He’s now worshiped as a god of education in Fukuoka.
The article was more about his foreign policies than him being a poet or scholar. I added a map of Japan and China as a reflection on the pond–AD Mori-san did like it and later I gifted him this original drawing when I visited his office in Osaka!