Fujiwara no Fusasaki

Fujiwara no Fusasaki

Fujiwara no Fusasaki

Fujiwara no Fusasaki (藤原 房前) was the founder of the Hokke Branch of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 681-737. He was the son of Fujiwara no Fubito, having several brothers and sisters. These being, Fujiwara no Miyako, Fujiwara no Asukabehime, Fujiwara no Muchimaro, Fujiwara no Umakai and Fujiwara no Maro.1

He also had several sons, these being Fujiwara no Nagate, Fujiwara no Kiyokawa1, Fujiwara no Matate,2 Fujiwara no Uona and Fujiwara no Torikai.3

In 737 he died during a Small Pox Epidemic.1


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Brinkley, F. (1915) “A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era.” New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company.
3. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.

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