Mitsune-no-Oshikochi was one of the 36 Kasen (Saints of Waka). He was a representative poet of the Kokin-wakashii Anthology. One of his odes is contained in the famous "One Hundred Poems By One Hundred Poets."
Mitsune-no-Oshikochi was born in about 900.
He was appointed a secretary of the local government of Kai (Yamanashi Prefecture ) in 894. He served in higher posts subsequently in Tamba (Kyoto Prefecture) and Izumi (Osaka Prefecture).