Ogimachi Machiko

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A copy of Matsukage no nikki on display at the Tôyô Bunko

Ôgimachi Machiko was the primary wife (sokushitsu) of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu. She is known for her diary, Matsukage no nikki, which details numerous events of that period in a writing style inspired by the Tale of Genji.

She was a member of the Ôgimachi family of court nobles, who traced their line to the celebrated classical scholar Sanjônishi Sanetaka (1455-1537).[1]


  • Gallery labels, Tôyô Bunko.[1]
  1. Rebeckah Clements, "Speaking in Tongues? Daimyo, Zen Monks, and Spoken Chinese in Japan, 1661–1711," The Journal of Asian Studies Vol. 76, No. 3 (August) 2017: 605.