Fujiwara no Tsuginawa

Fujiwara no Tsuginawa
Fujiwara no Tsuginawa.

Fujiwara no Tsuginawa

Fujiwara no Tsuginawa (藤原 継縄) (also known as Fujiwara no Tsugutada2) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of this clan. He is also known as Monozomo no Udajin.

He was the son of Fujiwara no Toyonari1 and father of Fujiwara no Otoaki, living from 727-796AD. Tsuginawa held the title of sei-i-tai-shōgun and was sent north to battle with the Emishi.

In 790 he was appointed Udajin.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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