Lady Kaga died on the 13th day of the 2nd month in 1193, according to the Japan
ese lunar calendar. Her husband, Fujiwara no Shunzei
, and her son, Fujiwara no Teika
, were two of the most influential poets of the late Heian era
and early Kamakura era
One autumn, both poets, at different times, visited her grave site.
Fujiwara no Shunzei
I seldom come at night.
There, beneath the moss,
Does she forever hear
This forlorn wind
Through the pines?
Fujiwara no Teika
In autumn, on the day I left for Gojo, there was a storm. Taking my leave,
Neither dewdrops nor tears can remain;
Neither in this house where I long for the dead
Nor in this autumn wind.