Fujiwara no Michitaka

Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara no Michitaka

Fujiwara no Michitaka (藤原 道隆) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan living from 953AD to 995AD.

He was the son of Fujiwara no Kaneie and had children by the names of Fujiwara no Teishi who later married Emperor Ichijō1, Fujiwara no Korechika and Fujiwara no Takaie.2 Korechika and Teishi were his children with Takashina no Takako.3

He was also known as Nijō Kampaku.

He held several positions during his lifetime, being given the title of sesshō in 990 and kampaku in 993 under Emperor Ichijō.1

The position of naidaijin became permanant after the life of Michitaka.2

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
3. MacMillan, P. (2018) ”One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse”. St. Ives: Penguin Classics.

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Fujiwara no Michitaka