Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha

Hear about Michitsuna no Haha on Episode 71 of our Podcast, the Japan Archives.


Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha

Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha

Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha (藤原 道綱母) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was a poet and diarist during her time with poems included in the Shūi wakashū.

Her diary, the Kagerō nikki (Gossamer Years) records the unhappiness of her marriage, and its vivid descriptions are said to have influenced the Genji monogatari.

She was the secondary wife of Fujiwara no Kaneie.1

Footnotes

1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.

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