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Priest GenbōPriest Genbō
Period: Nara Period Occupation: Buddhist Monk, sōjō Family: – Birth: – Death: 746AD Priest Genbō Priest Genbō (玄昉) was a Buddhist Priest and court official known to have died on 746AD. In 717 he was sent to China alongside Abe no Nakamaro and Kibi no Makibi where he studied the[...]
Kibi no MakibiKibi no Makibi
Period: Asuka Period, Nara Period Occupation: Scholar, udajin Family: – Birth: 695AD Death:775AD Kibi no Makibi Kibi no Makibi (吉備 朝臣 真備) was a scholar, born into a powerful family in the Kibi Region, who lived from 695-775AD. In his lifetime he was well versed in confucian classics, as well[...]
Abe no NakamaroAbe no Nakamaro
Period: Asuka Period, Nara Period Occupation: Poet Family: – Birth: 698AD1 701AD3 Death:770AD Abe no Nakamaro Abe no Nakamaro (阿倍 仲麻呂) was a member of the Abe Clan living from 698-770AD.1 He is known to have been born in Abe, Nara Prefecture.2 During his lifetime he was both a poet[...]
Fujiwara no KiyokawaFujiwara 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[...]
Abe ClanAbe Clan
First Ruler: – Final Ruler: Dissolution: – For a full list of Clans: See Japanese Clans. Abe Clan The Abe Clan (安倍氏) is one of the various Clans of Japan. Families This particular clan finds itself in two different areas of Japan. (This could make it difficult in piecing together[...]