Fujiwara no Yasuhira

Fujiwara no Yasuhira

Fujiwara no Yasuhira

Fujiwara no Yasuhira (藤原 泰衡) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan.

His head was found under the main alter of Konjiki-dō at Chūson-ji, Hiraizumi.

The body was found alongside his father Hidehira, grand-father Motohira and great grand-father Kiyohira.

He was killed in 1189 in battle against Minamoto no Yoritomo.1

Footnotes

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

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