Fujiwara no Umakai

Fujiwara no Umakai
Fujiwara no Umakai.

Fujiwara no Umakai

Fujiwara no Umakai (藤原 宇合) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and founder of the Shikike Branch of the family.

Living from 694-737 he was the son of Fujiwara no Fubito and was Chief of Protocol at court with the title of shikibu-kyō. He died during a smallpox epidemic in 737.1

He had several sons, these being Fujiwara no Momokawa, Fujiwara no Hirotsugu,1 Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu and Fujiwara no Kiyonari.2

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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