Fujiwara no Michikane

Fujiwara no Michikane
Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara no Michikane

Fujiwara no Michikane was a statesman and member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. Living from 961-995AD he was the son of Fujiwara no Kaneie, he was appointed udajin in 994 and then kampaku in 995. This position he only held for 7 days and so was later given the nickname of Nanoka no Kampaku ‘The Seven Day Regent.’1

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.

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