Michitsuna no Haha

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Michitsuna no Haha
藤原道綱母
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Michitsuna no Haha in Ogura Hyakunin Isshu
Born935
Died995
NationalityJapanese
ParentsFujiwara no Tomoyasu (father)

Michitsuna no Haha (c.935-995) was a Heian period writer in Japan.[1] 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.

Descendants[edit]

  • Michitsuna (道綱) (955–1020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mulhern, Chieko Irie, ed. (1994). Japanese Women Writers: A Bio-critical Sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing. pp. 61–69. ISBN 9780313254864.