• Period: Legendary Period
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  • Family: Haji Clan (descendants) Amenohohi (ancestor) Others see below.
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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 said to have founded the Haji Clan).

The Shinsen Shōjiroku, written in 815, states three branches of the Haji claimed him and Iirine as their ancestor, with three others claiming Nomi no Sukune, all of these men being 12th generational descendants of Amenohohi. Later in 1106 Sugawara no Tsuratsune wrote the Kanke Godenki, inside he tried to rectify the family tree, placing Umashikaraine and Iirine as ancestors of Nomi no Sukune.1


1. Borgen, R. (1975) “The Origins of the Sugawara. A History of the Haji Family”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.30 No.4 pp.405-422

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