Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Fujiwara no Tadamichi (藤原 忠通) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan, living from 1097-1164. He was also known as Hōshō-ji kampaku.

He held several positions during his career including kampaku in 1121, sesshō in 1123 and dajō daijin in 1129.

He had a relatively large family with five sons (Motozane, Motofusa, Kanezane, Kanefusa, Jien) one daughter (Masako) and two other adopted daughters (Ikushi, Teishi). Most of his daughters married Emperors.

He is known to have a written a memoir titled hōshō-ji kampaku-ki.1

Footnotes

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

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