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 YoshimaruY17:p282; He is an associate professor of Mie University 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.

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  • [Y17] 吉丸雄哉(三重大学人文学部准教授) (April 2017). "望月千代女伝の虚妄". In 吉丸雄哉、山田雄司 編. 忍者の誕生. 勉誠出版. ISBN 978-4-585-22151-7.