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Fujiwara no Morotada

Fujiwara no Morotada

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tadahira (father) Fujiwara no Saneyori (brother) Fujiwara no Morosuke (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Morotada Fujiwara no Morotada (藤原 師尹) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no[...]

Wani (Creature)

Wani (Creature)

This page refers to the creature known as the Wani, for the person see: Wan’i Wani The Wani is a supernatural creature mentioned a few times in Japanese texts. One reference can be found in the Nihongi where it says the kami Kotoshironushi turned into a Wani before coming together[...]

Fujiwara no Onshi II

Fujiwara no Onshi II

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Emperor Daigo (husband) Emperor Suzaku (son) Emperor Murakami (son) Fujiwara no Mototsune (father) Fujiwara no Tokihira (brother) Fujiwara no Tadahira (brother) Fujiwara no Nakahira (brother) Fujiwara no Onshi I (sister) Birth: 885AD Death: 954AD Fujiwara no Onshi II Fujiwara no Onshi II (藤原 穏子) was[...]

Fujiwara no Onshi I

Fujiwara no Onshi I

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Emperor Uda (husband) Fujiwara no Mototsune (father) Fujiwara no Tokihira (brother) Fujiwara no Tadahira (brother) Fujiwara no Nakahira (brother) Fujiwara no Onshi II (sister) Birth: 872AD Death: 907AD Fujiwara no Onshi I Fujiwara no Onshi I (藤原 温子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan,[...]

Fujiwara no Nakahira

Fujiwara no Nakahira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Sadaijin Family: Fujiwara no Mototsune (father) Fujiwara no Tokihira (brother) Fujiwara no Tadahira (brother) Fujiwara no Onshi I (sister) Fujiwara no Onshi II (sister) Birth: 875AD Death: 945AD Fujiwara no Nakahira Fujiwara no Nakahira (藤原 仲平) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch[...]

Fujiwara no Mototsune

Fujiwara no Mototsune

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Udajin, Sessho, Dajo Daijin, Kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Nagara (father) Fujiwara no Tokihira (son) Fujiwara no Nakahira (son) Fujiwara no Tadahira (son) Fujiwara no Onshi I (daughter) Fujiwara no Onshi II (daughter) Emperor Yōzei (nephew) Birth: 836AD Death: 891AD Fujiwara no Mototsune Fujiwara no Mototsune (藤原 基経)[...]

Fujiwara no Nagara

Fujiwara no Nagara

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (father) Fujiwara no Junshi (sister) Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Mototsune (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Nagara Fujiwara no Nagara (藤原長良), also known as Fujiwara no Nagayoshi, was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan.[...]

Fujiwara no Uchimaro

Fujiwara no Uchimaro

Period: Nara Period / Heian Period Occupation: Minister Family: Fujiwara no Matate (father) Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (son) Birth: 756AD Death: 812AD Fujiwara no Uchimaro Fujiwara no Uchimaro (藤原 内麻呂) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. Living from 756-812AD he held the position of[...]

Fujiwara no Kiyokawa

Fujiwara no Kiyokawa

Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fusasaki (father) Fujiwara no Matate (brother) Fujiwara no Nagate (brother) Birth: c.706 Death:  c.779 Fujiwara no Kiyokawa Fujiwara no Kiyokawa (藤原 清河) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. Living from around 706 to 779 he was[...]

Fujiwara no Nagate

Fujiwara no Nagate

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Sadaijin Family: Fujiwara no Fusasaki (father) Fujiwara no Matate (brother) Fujiwara no Kiyokawa (brother) Birth: 714AD Death: 771AD Fujiwara no Nagate Fujiwara no Nagate (藤原 永手) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Fusasaki[...]

Fujiwara no Matate

Fujiwara no Matate

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fusasaki (father) Fujiwara no Nagate (brother) Fujiwara no Kiyokawa (son) Fujiwara no Uchimaro (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Matate Fujiwara no Matate (藤原 真楯) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the son[...]

Fujiwara no Nakanari

Fujiwara no Nakanari

Period: Nara Period / Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tanetsugu (father) Fujiwara no Kusuko (sister) Birth: 774AD Death: 810AD Fujiwara no Nakanari Fujiwara no Nakanari (藤原 仲成) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan. Living from 774-810AD he was the[...]

Fujiwara no Tanetsugu

Fujiwara no Tanetsugu

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Coutier Family: Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (father) Fujiwara no Nakanari (son) Fujiwara no Kusuko (daughter) Birth: 737AD Death: 785AD Fujiwara no Tanetsugu Fujiwara no Tanetsugu (藤原 種継) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan. He was a courtier living from[...]

Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu

Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu

Period: Nara Period Occupation: naidaijin Family: Fujiwara no Umakai (father) Fujiwara no Tanetsugu (son) Fujiwara no Otomuro (daughter) Birth: 716AD Death: 777AD Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (藤原 良継) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan, living from 716-777.2 He was the[...]

Fujiwara no Kiyonari

Fujiwara no Kiyonari

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Umakai (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kiyonari Fujiwara no Kiyonari (藤原 清成) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Umakai.1 Footnotes 1. Brinkley, F. (1915) “A History[...]

Fujiwara no Otsugu

Fujiwara no Otsugu

Period: Nara Period / Heian Period Occupation: Udajin, Sadaijin Family: Fujiwara no Momokawa (father) Birth: 773 Death: 843 Fujiwara no Otsugu Fujiwara no Otsugu (藤原 緒嗣) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan. Living from 773-843 he was the son of Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Umakai

Fujiwara no Umakai

Period: Asuka Period / Nara Period Occupation: shikibu-kyō Family: Fujiwara no Fubito (father) Fujiwara no Momokawa (son) Fujiwara no Hirotsugu (son) Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (son) Fujiwara no Kiyonari (son) Fujiwara no Miyako (sister) Fujiwara no Asukabehime (sister) Fujiwara no Fusasaki (brother) Fujiwara no Muchimaro (brother) Fujiwara no Maro (brother) Birth:[...]

Fujiwara no Korekimi

Fujiwara no Korekimi

Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Otomaro (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Korekimi Fujiwara no Korekimi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Otomaro.1 Footnotes 1. Brinkley, F. (1915) “A History of[...]

Fujiwara no Otomaro

Fujiwara no Otomaro

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Family: Fujiwara no Muchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Korekimi (son) Fujiwara no Nakamaro (brother) Fujiwara no Toyonari (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Otomaro Fujiwara no Otomaro (藤原 乙麻呂) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of this clan. He was the[...]

Fujiwara no Tsuginawa

Fujiwara no Tsuginawa

Period: Nara Period Occupation: sei-i-tai-shōgun, Udajin Family: Fujiwara no Toyonari (father) Birth: 727AD Death: 796AD Fujiwara no Tsuginawa Fujiwara no Tsuginawa (藤原 継縄) 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 Toyonari

Fujiwara no Toyonari

Period: Asuka Period / Nara Period Occupation: Minister. Statesman Family: Fujiwara no Muchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Nakamaro (brother) Fujiwara no Otomaro (brother) Fujiwara no Tsuginawa (son) Birth: 704AD Death: 765AD Fujiwara no Toyonari Fujiwara no Toyonari (藤原 豊成) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of[...]

Fujiwara no Muchimaro

Fujiwara no Muchimaro

Period: Asuka Period / Nara Period Occupation: Udajin, Sadaijin Family: Fujiwara no Fubito (father) Fujiwara no Miyako (sister) Fujiwara no Asukabehime (sister) Fujiwara no Fusasaki (brother) Fujiwara no Umakai (brother) Fujiwara no Maro (brother) Fujiwara no Toyonari (son) Fujiwara no Nakamaro (son) Fujiwara no Otomaro (son) Birth: 680AD Death: 737AD[...]

Fujiwara no Momokawa

Fujiwara no Momokawa

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Minister Family: Fujiwara no Umakai (father) Fujiwara no Otsugu (son) Fujiwara no Hirotsugu (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (brother) Fujiwara no Kiyonari (brother) Birth: 734 Death: 779 Fujiwara no Momokawa Fujiwara no Momokawa (藤原 百川) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 734-779AD. He was[...]

Fujiwara no Mitsunaga

Fujiwara no Mitsunaga

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Painter Family: Birth: Death: 1187 Fujiwara no Mitsunaga Fujiwara no Mitsunaga, also known as Tokiwa Mitsunaga (常盤 光長) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan who died in 1187. He was a painter who was part of the Kasuga School. He is known to have illustrated[...]

Fujiwara no Michikane

Fujiwara no Michikane

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Udaijin, Kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Fujiwara no Michitaka (brother) Fujiwara no Michinaga (brother) Fujiwara no Senshi (sister) Birth: 961AD Death: 995AD Fujiwara no Michikane Fujiwara no Michikane was a statesman and member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. Living[...]

Kujō Michiie

Kujō Michiie

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Statesman Family: Kujō Yoshitsune (father) Kujō Yoritsune (son) Birth: 1193 Death: 1252 Kujō Michiie Kujō Michiie (九条 道家) also known as Fujiwara no Michiie (藤原 道家) was a statesman and part of the Kujō family, a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1193-1252. He was[...]

Fujiwara no Masuko

Fujiwara no Masuko

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Empress Consort Family: Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi (father) Fujiwara no Yorinaga (adopted by) Birth: 1140 Death: 1201 Fujiwara no Masuko Fujiwara no Masuko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1140-1201. She also is known by the names Fujiwara no Ōiko, Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Masatsune

Fujiwara no Masatsune

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Poet Family: Birth: 1170 Death: 1221 Fujiwara no Masatsune Fujiwara no Masatsune (藤原雅経) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and founder of the Asukai Family. He lived from 1170-1221. In his time he was a prolific kemari player. In 1201, he helped in the compiliation[...]

Bunbuku Chagama

Bunbuku Chagama

Bunbuku Chagama Bunbuku Chagama (分福茶釜 or 文福茶釜) is a Japanese Folktale about a Tanuki who rewards the man who rescued him. Synopsis A Buddhist Priest comes across an old battered tea kettle amongst a pile of lumber. He takes the kettle and proceeds to clean it, and began to use[...]

Itami Toshikatsu

Itami Toshikatsu

Itami Toshikatsu Itami Toshikatsu. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick[...]

Hidari Jingorō

Hidari Jingorō

Period: Azuchi-Momoyama Period, Edo Period Occupation: Sculptor Family: Birth: c.1548 Death: c.1634 Hidari Jingorō Hidari Jingorō (左 甚五郎) is said to have lived from c.1584-1634,1 and whose real name was Itami Toshikatsu.12 Born in Akashi (now Hyogo Prefecture) he was discipled to a master carpenter of the Imperial Court.2 Said[...]

Gensuke

Gensuke

Gensuke Gensuke was a victim to the practise of Hitobashira in 1608. This event occured at the Matsue Ohashi Bridge. Attempts were being made to construct a bridge over the Ohashi river here, however, the pillars kept being washed away. A sacrifice was chosen (this being the next soul to[...]

Hitobashira

Hitobashira

Hitobashira Hitobashira. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick with us[...]

Human Sacrifice

Human Sacrifice

Human Sacrifice Human Sacrifice was a practise that was said to have been carried out in ancient Japan. Though it is dubious whether this actually occoured or not. Hitobashira Hitobashira (人柱 – Human Pillar) was the practise of emtombing a person at the base of a structure/pillar with the belief[...]

Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga

Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga

Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga The Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (鳥獣人物戯画 – Scrolls of Frolicking Animals) Chōjū-giga (鳥獣戯画) are a group of 4 emakimono scrolls with varying animal and human depictions, many of the animals having human characteristics. They are also notable as they contain no text.12 The scrolls measure 31cm high and are around 1 metre[...]

Agatanushi

Agatanushi

Agatanushi Agatanushi. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick with us[...]

Kuni no Miyatsuko

Kuni no Miyatsuko

Kuni no Miyatsuko Kuni no Miyatsuko. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope[...]

Provincial Titles

Provincial Titles

Provincial Titles See also: Court Titles, Imperial Titles, Be, Uji, Sesshō and Kampaku This pages serves to list the various Provincial Titles used in the past and up to this day. No doubt this page will continue to be updated as we continue our research. This page may also merge[...]

Fujiwara no Seishi

Fujiwara no Seishi

Fujiwara no Seishi Fujiwara no Seishi. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope[...]

Fujiwara no Masako

Fujiwara no Masako

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Emperors Wife / Nun Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Birth: 1121 Death: 1181 Fujiwara no Masako Fujiwara no Masako also known as Fujiwara no Seishi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1121-1181AD. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Tadamichi and during her[...]

Yamatohiko

Yamatohiko

Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Suinin (half-brother) Yamatohiko Yamatohiko (倭彦命) was the half-brother of Emperor Suinin. It is said that when Suinin’s wife, Empress Hibasuhime died he asked what should be done, his ministers saying they should follow the old traditions of burying retainers alongside her as had been done[...]

Revised Geneologies

Revised Geneologies

Revised Geneologies Revised Geneologies. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick[...]

Shinsen Shōjiroku

Shinsen Shōjiroku

Shinsen Shōjiroku The Shinsen Shōjiroku (新撰姓氏録) (Revised Geneologies) is a piece of Japanese literature listing the geneologies of many noble families from the Heian Period. Originally created as a collection in 30 chapters1 now only fragments of the original 30 survive.2 Begun in 799AD at the order of Emperor Kammu[...]

Wamyō Ruijushō

Wamyō Ruijushō

The Wamyō Ruijushō (倭名類聚抄) is a piece of Japanese Literature compiled around 934 by Minamoto no Shitagō at the behest of Princess Noriko.1 It is also known as the Shitago ga wamyō.2 Background Wamyō Ruijushō This piece is the oldest Chinese-Japanese dictionary we have,1 with both a 10 and 20[...]

Kanke Godenki

Kanke Godenki

Kanke Godenki The Kanke Godenki (菅家御伝記) is a piece of Japanese literature written by Sugawara no Tsuratsune in 1106. Inside he tried to rectify the ancestry of the Haji Clan by placing certain members such as Umashikaraine and Iirine as ancestor of Nomi no Sukune. Previously other records, such as[...]

Fujiwara no Kintō

Fujiwara no Kintō

  Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, Caligrapher, Statesman. Family: Fujiwara no Yoritada (father) Fujiwara no Sadayori (son) Birth: 966AD Death: 1041AD Fujiwara no Kintō Fujiwara no Kintō (藤原 公任) was a renowned member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 966-1041AD.12 He was the son of Fujiwara no Yoritada12 and had[...]

Fujiwara no Kusuko

Fujiwara no Kusuko

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Fujiwara no Tanetsugu (father) Fujiwara no Nakanari (brother) Birth: – Death: 810AD Fujiwara no Kusuko Fujiwara no Kusuko (藤原 薬子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan, known to have died in 810AD. She was daughter[...]

Fujiwara no Kurajimaro

Fujiwara no Kurajimaro

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Statesman / Hyōbu-kyō / Sangi Family: Birth: 734AD Death: 775AD Fujiwara no Kurajimaro Fujiwara no Kurajimaro (藤原 蔵下麻呂) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 734-775AD. He held the position of Hyōbu-kyō and Sangi (councellor). He was opposed to Fujiwara no Nakamaro during his[...]

Fujiwara no Koremichi

Fujiwara no Koremichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Statesman / Naidaijin / Sadaijin / Dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Munemichi (father) Birth: 1093AD Death: 1165AD Fujiwara no Koremichi Fujiwara no Koremichi (藤原 伊通) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. The son of Fujiwara no Munemichi he lived from 1093-1165AD. He held the rank[...]

Fujiwara no Korekata

Fujiwara no Korekata

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Statesman Family:- Birth: 1125AD Death: – Fujiwara no Korekata Fujiwara no Korekata (藤原 惟方) was a stateman and member of the Fujiwara Clan born in 1125AD. He took part in the Heiji no Ran, and afterwards was sent into exile by the retired Emperor Go-Shirakawa who[...]

Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi

Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Family: Fujiwara no Masuko (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He had a daughter by the name of Fujiwara no Masuko who was later adopted by Fujiwara no Yorinaga.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated[...]

Fujiwara no Kintsugu

Fujiwara no Kintsugu

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Udaijin / Sadaijin Family: – Birth: 1175AD Death: 1227AD Fujiwara no Kintsugu Fujiwara no Kintsugu was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1175-1227AD. In 1211 he was granted the rank of udaijin and by 1221 had been given the rank of[...]

Fujiwara no Kinsue

Fujiwara no Kinsue

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Statesman / Dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Morosuke (father) Birth: 956AD Death: 1029AD Fujiwara no Kinsue Fujiwara no Kinsue (藤原 公季) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan, living from 956-1029AD. He was the son of Fujiwara no Morosuke[...]

Fujiwara no Kinkata

Fujiwara no Kinkata

Period: Kamakura Period / Muromachi Period Occupation: Dajō daijin Family: Birth: 1291AD Death: 1360AD Fujiwara no Kinkata Fujiwara no Kinkata (藤原 公賢) also known as Tōin Kinkata (洞院 公賢) was a statesman and member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1291-1360. In his life he held the position of Dajō[...]

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Michinaga)

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Michinaga)

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Norimichi (brother) Fujiwara no Yorimichi (brother) Birth: 994AD Death: 1027AD Fujiwara no Kenshi Fujiwara no Kenshi (藤原 妍子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of[...]

Fujiwara no Kanesue

Fujiwara no Kanesue

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Udaijin Family: – Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Kanesue Fujiwara no Kanesue (藤原 兼季) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living in the 14th century. He was appointed udaijin in 1322-1323. He was also known as Kikutai Udaijin.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe[...]

Fujiwara no Kaneko

Fujiwara no Kaneko

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Nagako (sister) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Kaneko Fujiwara no Kaneko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1050-1133AD. There are some who question if she actually exisited as some believe she is the same person as her sister Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Kanehira

Fujiwara no Kanehira

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Dajō daijin, kampaku Family: Birth: 1228AD Death: 1294AD Fujiwara no Kanehira Fujiwara no Kanehira (藤原 兼平) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1228-94AD. In his life he went from the rank of Dajō daijin to kampaku. He was also known as Takatsukasa no[...]

Fujiwara no Kadanomaro

Fujiwara no Kadanomaro

Period: Nara Period / Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Oguromaro (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kadanomaro Fujiwara no Kadanomaro (藤原 葛野麻呂) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living around the late 8th and early 9th century. He was the son of Fujiwara no Oguromaro. In[...]

Fujiwara no Izuko

Fujiwara no Izuko

Period: Muromachi Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kintada (father) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Izuko Fujiwara no Izuko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. A daughter to Fujiwara no Kintada she lived from 1351-1406AD marrying Emperor Go-En’yu. Together they had a child who would become Emperor Go-Komatsu. In[...]

Harima Fudoki

Harima Fudoki

Harima Fudoki The Harima Fudoki (播磨国風土記) is one of the four fudoki that have been found concerning the Province of Harima.1 This document details aspects of Nomi no Sukune‘s life that are not included in other places. The document tells us how he died in Harima Province whilst travellng between[...]

Empress Hibasuhime

Empress Hibasuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Birth: – Death: – Empress Hibasuhime Empress Hibasuhime (日葉酢媛命) was the wife of Emperor Suinin. Upon her death the Emperor asked what should be done for her funeral. Some of the ministers stated that they should follow the tradition carried out[...]

Kuehaya

Kuehaya

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Fighter Family: – Birth: – Death: – Kuehaya Kuehaya (蹴速) was a man dating back to the reign of Emperor Suinin. In the 7th year of the Emperors reign, Kuehaya was declared the strongest man in his court. However, Nomi no Sukune was put forward as[...]

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Author Family: Sugawara no Takasue Birth: 1008 Death: after 1059 Sugawara no Takasue no Musume Sugawara no Takasue no Musume (菅原孝標女) was a member of the Sugawara Clan and daughter of Sugawara no Takasue, born in 100812 she died some time after 1067.2 Though we know[...]

Sugawara Clan

Sugawara Clan

First Ruler: Haji no Sukune Furuhito Final Ruler: – Dissolution: – Parent House: Haji Clan For a full list of Japanese Clans see: Clans. Sugawara Clan The Sugawara Clan (菅原氏) is a decendant of the Haji Clan which came into existence in 781AD.12 The change occoured when Haji no Sukune[...]

Ryōun Shinshū

Ryōun Shinshū

Ryōun Shinshū Ryōun Shinshū. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick[...]

Ryōunshū

Ryōunshū

Ryōunshū The Ryōunshū (凌雲集) is a poetry anthology compiled by Ono no Minemori and Sugawara no Kiyogimi in 814 on the behest of Emperor Saga. The compilation, written in Chinese, is filled with poems of seven syllables (kanshi), and consists of poems from 33 individuals dating from 782 to 814.[...]

Sugawara no Kiyogimi

Sugawara no Kiyogimi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Statesman. Minister. Family: Sugawara no Koreyoshi (son) Birth: 770 Death: 842 Sugawara no Kiyogimi Sugawara no Kiyogimi, also known as Sugawara no Kiyotomo (菅原 清公) was a member of the Sugawara Clan living from 770-842. He was the father of Sugawara no Koreyoshi and during his life[...]

Sugawara no Koreyoshi

Sugawara no Koreyoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Scholar, Tutor. Family: Sugawara no Kiyogimi (father) Sugawara no Michizane (son) Birth: 812 Death: 880 Sugawara no Koreyoshi Sugawara no Koreyoshi (菅原 是善) was a member of the Sugawara clan living from 812 to 880. He was the son of Sugawara no Kiyogimi and had a[...]

Sugawara no Michizane

Sugawara no Michizane

See also: Sugawara no Michizane Poems Period: Heian Period Occupation: Udaijin, Governor, Poet Family: Haji no Mimichi (ancestor) Sugawara no Koreyoshi (father) Birth: 845 Death: 903 Sugawara no Michizane Sugawara no Michizane (菅原 道真/菅原 道眞) was a member of the Sugawara Clan living during the Heian Period who was famous[...]

Emperor Kanmu

Emperor Kanmu

Reign: 781-806AD Period: Nara Period / Heian Period Family: Burial Place: Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōnin * Successor Emperor Heizei Emperor Kanmu Emperor Kanmu (桓武天皇) was the 50th Emperor of Japan enthroned in the 4th month of 781AD. Prior to his reign it is said that Haji no Sukune[...]

Ake (Haji)

Ake (Haji)

Period: Kofun Period Occupation: Family: Haji Clan Birth: Death: Ake Ake (吾笥) is said to have been an ancestor of the Haji Clan, living during the reign of Emperor Yūryaku. He is said to have gone to court to present, ‘private Be members.’ Some take this as evidence that Be[...]

Dodomeki

Dodomeki

Dodomeki Dodomeki (Hundred Eyed demon – 百々目鬼) is a type of Yōkai depicted in the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki by Toriyama Sekien. The origins for this creature are said to be found in a text known as the Kankan-gaishi which states a women born with long arms always stole people[...]

Hihi

Hihi

Hihi Hihi (比々) is a type of Yōkai depicted in the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki by Toriyama Sekien and various other literature. The creature is described as a beast from the mountains who preys on fierce animals. The depiction by Sekien shows the creature killing a wild boar.1 Other Depictions[...]

Tsuchigumo

Tsuchigumo

    Tsuchigumo Tsuchigumo (土蜘蛛 is a type of Yōkai depicted in the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki by Toriyama Sekien and various other literature such as the Bakemono no e. The creature is an oversized spider type of creature. Historically this word was used to describe those who would not[...]

Shasekishū

Shasekishū

Shasekishū The Shasekishū (沙石集 – Sand and Pebbles) is a collection of Buddhist parables dating to 1283. The book talks of the Yokai known as the Nozuchi stating: …[its] body is large, and they say it has neither hands, nose, eyes, nor feet. They say it has only a mouth,[...]

Nozuchi

Nozuchi

For the Shinto spirit of the same name see: Nozuchi (Shinto) Nozuchi Nozuchi (野槌) is a type of Yōkai depicted in the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki by Toriyama Sekien. It is said be a spirit of flora and greenery. Another reference to the creature in the Shasekishū from 1238 says[...]

Nobusama

Nobusama

  Nobusama Nobusama (野衾) is a type of Yōkai depicted in the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki by Toriyama Sekien. It resembles a bat which is covered in fur with short limbs and long claws. The creature is said to eat nuts and fire, and is the supernatural equvalent of the[...]

Sugawara no Furuhito

Sugawara no Furuhito

Sugawara no Furuhito Sugawara no Furuhito. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope[...]

Haji no Sukune Furuhito

Haji no Sukune Furuhito

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Lieutenant Governor of Tōtōmi Family: Haji Clan (ancestors) Sugawara Clan (decendants) Birth: Death: Haji no Sukune Furuhito Haji no Sukune Furuhito (土師 宿禰古人) later Sugawara no Furuhito (菅原古人) was a member of the Haji Clan until he requested their name be changed to Sugawara. During his[...]

Haji no Umate

Haji no Umate

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: Retainer in the Office of Crown Lands Family: Haji Clan Birth: Death: 711AD Haji no Umate Haji no Umate (馬手) was a member of the Haji Clan known to have fought in the Jinshin War during his lifetime. When the future Emperor Tenmu left to become[...]

Haji no Ushikatsu

Haji no Ushikatsu

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Lieutenant Governor of Kazusa Province Family: Haji Clan Birth: Death: Haji no Ushikatsu Haji no Ushikatsu (土師 牛勝) was a member of the Haji Clan who we see mentioned as Lieutenant Governor of Kazusa Province in 738AD. In 745 we see him in the capital with[...]

Haji no Oi

Haji no Oi

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: Family: Haji Clan Birth: Death: Haji no Oi Haji no Oi (土師 甥) was a member of the Haji Clan known to have helped in the compiliation of the Taiho Codes. He also spent time in China as a student and served as the head of[...]

Haji Be

Haji Be

Haji Be Haji Be. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick[...]

Haji Clan

Haji Clan

First Ruler: Nomi no Sukune (dubious) Final Ruler: – Dissolution: – Cadet Branches: Sugawara Clan, Akishino Clan, Ōe Clan, Niehaji. For a full list of Clans: See Japanese Clans. Haji Clan The Haji Clan (土師氏) was a Japanese clan which claimed descent from the Shinto spirit Amenohohi in the 12[...]

Iirine

Iirine

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Haji Clan (descendants) Amenohohi (ancestor) Others see below. Birth: Death: Iirine Iirine (飯入根) is an ancient ancestor to the Haji Clan, some branches of the family claiming descent from him instead of others such as Umashikaraine and Nomi no Sukune (who in the Nihongi is said[...]

Umashikaraine

Umashikaraine

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Haji Clan (descendants) Amenohohi (ancestor) Others see below. Birth: Death: Umashikaraine Umashikaraine (可美乾飯根) is an ancient ancestor to the Haji Clan, some branches of the family claiming descent from him instead of others such as Iirine and Nomi no Sukune (who in the Nihongi is[...]

Sugawara no Tsuratsune

Sugawara no Tsuratsune

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Family: Sugawara Clan Birth: Death: Sugawara no Tsuratsune Sugawara no Tsuratsune (菅原陳經) was a member of the Sugawara Clan living during the Heian Period. In 1106 he compiled the Kanke Godenki in which he tries to rectify several contradictory points of their families history.1 Footnotes 1.[...]

Haji no Mino

Haji no Mino

Period: Kofun Period Occupation: muraji Family: Nomi no Sukune (great-grandfather) Birth: Death: Haji no Mino Haji no Mino (土師 身臣) was a member of the Haji Clan and great-grandson of Nomi no Sukune living during the reign of Emperor Nintoku. He was granted the title of muraji during Nintoku’s reign, according[...]

Nomi no Sukune

Nomi no Sukune

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Sumo Wrestler, Master Potter Family: Haji Clan (descendants) Haji no Mino (great-grandson) Amenohohi (ancestor) Others see below. Birth: Death: Nomi no Sukune Nomi no Sukune (野見 宿禰) was said to have been a descendant of the god Amenohohi in the 14th generation and great-grandfather to Haji[...]

Asobibe

Asobibe

Asobibe Asobibe. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick with us[...]

Haji no Mimichi Poems

Haji no Mimichi Poems

We are creating these pages to serves as a list of poems by Haji no Mimichi as we carry out more research, as well as the numerous translations these poems have in English. We will group them into the literature they comes from. Should we not known where they come[...]

Haji no Mimichi

Haji no Mimichi

See also: Haji no Mimichi Poems Period: Nara Period Occupation: Poet Family: Sugawara no Michizane (descendant) Birth: Death: Haji no Mimichi Haji no Mimichi (土師 水通 / 土師 御通) was a member of the Haji Clan living during the Nara Period. In the Haji Clan he is seen as the[...]

Kobayashi Issa Poems

Kobayashi Issa Poems

We are creating these pages to serves as a list of poems by Kobayashi Issa as we carry out more research, as well as the numerous translations these poems have in English. We will group them into the literature they comes from. Should we not known where they come from yet,[...]

Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa

See also: Kobayashi Issa Poems Period: Edo Period Occupation: Haiku Poet Family: Kiku (wife) 8 children Birth: 1763 Death: 1827 Kobayashi Issa Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶) was a renowned haiku poet living from 1763 to 1827.1234 He went by other names in his life such as Kobayashi Yatarō and Kobayashi[...]

Orochi no Karasabi

Orochi no Karasabi

Orochi no Karasabi Orochi no Karasabi. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope[...]

Orochi no Aramasa

Orochi no Aramasa

  Orochi no Aramasa Orochi no Aramasa. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we[...]

Ama no Hayekiri

Ama no Hayekiri

Ama no Hayekiri / Orochi no Karasabi / Orochi no Aramasa Ama no Hayekiri, Orochi no Karasabi and Orochi no Aramasa are the names of swords used by Susano-o to kill the Dragon Yamata no Orochi. The name changes as within the Nihongi there are several alternative versions of the same[...]

Tamakushihime

Tamakushihime

Tamakushihime Tamakushihime. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming years. And we hope you stick with us[...]

Mizokuhi

Mizokuhi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Kotoshironushi (husband) Himetatara Isuzuhime (daughter) Mizokuhi Mizokuhi also known as Tamakushihime (玉櫛媛) is a Shinto kami mentioned in the Nihongi as the wife of Kotoshironushi and mother of Himetatara Isuzuhime. It is said she is from Mishima Island.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1:[...]