Ayatari Tatebe was a Japanese scholar of the national classics and a short story writer of the Edo Period. A man of versatile talents he was also known as Ryotai.
Ayatari Tatebe was born in 1719 in Aomori, Japan.
Ayatari Tatebe was for some time a priest attached to the Tofukuji Temple in Kyoto, but later returned to a secular life to study the doctrine of Mabuclii Kamo. He was also a proponent of haiku poetry and paintings.