Michitsuna no Haha

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Michitsuna no Haha
Michitsuna no Haha in Ogura Hyakunin Isshu
Born 935
Died 995
Nationality Japanese
Parents Fujiwara no Tomoyasu (father)

Michitsuna no Haha (c.935-995) was a Heian period writer in Japan. Her true name is unknown to history. The term Michitsuna no Haha literally translates to Michitsuna's mother. She is a member of the Thirty-six Medieval Poetry Immortals (中古三十六歌仙, chūko sanjurokkasen).

She wrote the Kagerō Nikki, a classic of Japanese literature, about her troubled marriage to Fujiwara no Kaneie who served as Sesshō and Kampaku.


  • Michitsuna (道綱) (955–1020)