Fujiwara no Tokihira

Fujiwara no Tokihira
Fujiwara no Tokihira

Fujiwara Tokihira

Fujiwara Tokihira (藤原 時平) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Mototsune,2 brother to Fujiwara no Tadahira and father of Fujiwara no Akitada.1

He served as minister for Emperor Daigo, living from 871-909.

In 900AD he accused Sugawara no Michizane of plotting against the Emperor which ended with Michizane’s exile.

He is one of the writers of the Sandai jitsuroku as well as being the man who started writing the Engi Shiki before his death. This was then carried on by his brother.1

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Brinkley, F. (1915) “A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era.” New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company.

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