- First Ruler: Haji no Sukune Furuhito
- Final Ruler: –
- Dissolution: –
- Parent House: Haji Clan
- For a full list of Japanese Clans see: Clans.
The change occoured when Haji no Sukune Furuhito took a petition to court on the 15th day, 6th month of 781; bringing with him 15 other members of the Haji Clan.
The petition was given over to Emperor Kanmu stating that the clan ancestor Nomi no Sukune had been the creator of the haniwa, and that they have overseen their creation to be used in funerals. Now their roles had changed and they only took charge of funerals instead of funerary item creation. As this was not what their ancestor would have wanted they asked for their name to be changed to Sugawara which was the area in which they now dwelt.
- Haji no Sukune Furuhito
- Sugawara no Kiyogimi – 770-842
- Sugawara no Koreyoshi – 812-880
- Sugawara no Michizane – 845-903
- Sugawara no Takasue’s Daughter – 1008-1059
- Sugawara no Tsuratsune
1. Borgen, R. (1975) “The Origins of the Sugawara. A History of the Haji Family”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.30 No.4 pp.405-422
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
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