Fujiwara no Maro

Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara no Maro

Fujiwara no Maro (藤原 麻呂) was the son of Fujiwara no Fubito and husband to Sakanoue no Iratsume, living from 695-737AD.1 His son was Fujiwara no Hamanari.2

During his life he founded the Kyōke branch of the Fujiwara Clan and in 737 during a smallpox epidemic he and his brothers died.1


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Rabinovich, J. (1991) “Wasp and Waists and Monkey Tails: A Study and Translation of Hamanari’s Uta no Shiki (The Code of Poetry, 772). Also known as Kakyō Hyōshiki (A Formulary for Verse Based on the Canons of Poetry)”. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol.51, No.2 pp.471-560

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Fujiwara no Maro