Mochizuki Chiyome

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Mochizuki Chiyome望月千代女) is a name of female ninja who did not exist. Although some non-academic books claim that Chiyome existed in Sengoku period, she did not exist in fact, according to Katuya Yoshimaru (ja)Y17:p282; He is an associate professor of Mie University (ja) and studies ninja.

According to Yoshimaru, the name of Chiyome was appeared first time in 1971 at a book "考証日本史"("Investigation of Japanese history"); this book was written by non-academic writer 稲垣史生(Shisei Inagaki)Y17:p282.

See en:Mochizuki Chiyome and/or ja:望月千代女 if you want to know why the non-academic books are wrong and what the correct facts are.

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