The Tosa Nikki (Tosa Diary) is a poetic diary written anonymously by the tenth-century Japanese poet Ki no Tsurayuki. The text details a 55-day journey in 935 returning to Kyoto from Tosa province, where Tsurayuki had been the provincial governor. It is the first example in Japanese literature of the diary as literature, and was written in kana, which was considered women's writing at the time, rather than Chinese (kanbun), which men generally used to write diaries.
- Keene, Donald 1999. Seeds in the Heart: A History of Japanese Literature, Volume 1. New York: Columbia University Press, p.361-366
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