Fujiwara no Akirakeiko

Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara no Akirakeiko

Fujiwara no Akirakeiko (藤原 明子) also known as Fujiwara no Akiko1 and Fujiwara no Meishi2 was a member of the Fujiwara Clan (more specifically the Hokke Branch). She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Yoshifusa, living from 829AD to 900AD. Married to Emperor Montoku she would later give birth to Emperor Seiwa. Emperor Montoku was also her cousin.1


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.

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Fujwiara no Akirakeiko