Michitsuna no Haha

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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 about her troubled marriage to Fujiwara no Kaneie, (who served as Sesshō and Kampaku,) which is a classic of Japanese literature.


  • Michitsuna (道綱) (955–1020)