Yanagiwara Motomitsu was a kugyô (court noble) of the mid-Edo period. He is known for a number of writings, including a chronological history entitled Zokushi gushô; a diary, Yanagiwara Motomitsu nikki; and a collection of various writings known as Kansô jigo.
Yanagiwara was named gon-dainagon in 1775, but abdicated that position three years later.
- Nakao Yukari 中尾友香梨, "Nihon ni okeru Mingaku no juyô" 「日本における明楽の受容」, in Kojima Yasunori 小島康敬 (ed.), Reigaku bunka 礼楽文化, Tokyo: Pelican-sha (2013), 346.