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Chibiki Oishi was born in 1769 in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan.
At first he studied waka poetry of the Reizei school and later became a disciple of Chikage Kato and composed poems in the tradition of the Manyoshu Anthology.
Retainer of the Karasuyama Clan (Tochigi Prefecture). He especially studied the old historical romances, Eiga Monogatari and Okagami. Wrote many books.