Fujiwara no Takamitsu

Fujiwara no Takamitsu
Takamitsu by Kanō Yasunobu.

Fujiwara no Takamitsu

Fujiwara no Takamitsu (藤原 高光) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan.

Uncle to Fujiwara no Michinaga he died in 944AD.

During his lifetime he may have authored the Takamitsu nikki, a perhaps apocrophal diary about the years 961-962. The diary is also sometimes called the tōno mine shōshō monogatari.

In 961 he bacame a monk residing on Mt. Tō no mine.1

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.

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