Lord Michitsuna, the Middle Captain

Fujiwara no Michitsuna 藤原道綱 (954-1020) was the second son of Fujiwara no Kane’ie 藤原兼家 (929-990) and a half brother of Fujiwara no Michinaga 藤原道長. He held a variety of court positions in the course of his career, but is chiefly remembered now as a poet, his poems being selected for inclusion in the Shûishû and subsequent anthologies.

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