This week, the tale of Ogimachi Machiko–the aristocrat whose literary descriptions of her life in a samurai family became one of the most popular works of women’s literature during Japan’s Edo period.
Rowley, G.G. In the Shadow of the Pine: A Memoir of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu and Tokugawa Japan
Bodart-Bailey, Beatrice. “Councilor Defended: Matsukage Nikki and Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu.” Monumenta Nipponica 34, No 4 (Winter, 1979).
Kornicki, P.F., Mara Patessio and GG Rowley, eds. The Female as Subject: Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan