Kamo no Mabuchi he began the study of Chinese classics at an early age from Moan Watanabe, a disciple of Shundai Dazai.
Kamo no Mabuchi served under Munetake Tayasu (1738). He made a detailed study of Manyoshu Norito (Shinto rituals) and deeply influenced all who came in contact with him for his learning and his noble character. His virile teachings of the classics opened new vistas for literary and critical appreciation of the classics. With the encouragement of Norinaga Motoori, his teaching became a tradition. Many famous scholars were produced from his disciples, such as Harumi Murata, Chikage Tachibana and Hisaoyu Arakida. He was often bitterly criticized by Chinese scholars for his writings on Buddhism and Confucius. Among his works: Kokuiko, Ncritokai, Many-oko and Kojiki-ko.