Fujiwara no Morozane

Fujiwara no Morozane

Fujiwara no Morozane

Fujiwara no Morozane (藤原 師実) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was also known as Go-Uji Nyūdō and Kyōgoku Kampaku.

He was the son of Fujiwara no Yorimichi living from 1042-1101and was the father to Fujiwara no Kenshi, Fujiwara no Michifusa, Fujiwara no Moromichi, Fujiwara no Tadanori, Fujiwara no Tsunezane and Fujiwara no Ietada. He additionally adopted Fujiwara no Kanshi.2

During his lifetime held the positions of kampaku in 1075, sesshō in 1087 and dajō daijin under the Emperors Go-Reizei, Shirakawa and Horikawa.1

He is known for writing a memoir titled kyōgoku kampaku-ki as well as several poems.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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