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Nakatomi no Omimaro

Nakatomi no Omimaro

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: Head of the National Shrines of Ise. Family: Nakatomi no Kamatari Birth: – Death: 711AD Nakatomi no Omimaro Nakatomi no Omimaro (中臣 意美麻呂) was a member of the Nakatomi Clan and nephew to Nakatomi no Kamatari. He died in 711AD. When his uncle founded the Fujiwara Clan,[...]

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Norimichi)

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Norimichi)

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Norimichi (father) Emperor Go-Reizei (husband) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kenshi Fujiwara no Kenshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan, and daughter to Fujiwara no Norimichi. She would marry Emperor Go-Reizei.1 Footnotes 1.[...]

Fujiwara no Takamitsu

Fujiwara no Takamitsu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Writer, Monk Family: Fujiwara no Morosuke (father) Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (brother) Fujiwara no Koretada (brother) Fujiwara no Kanemichi (brother) Fujiwara no Kaneie (brother) Fujiwara no Kinsue (brother) Birth: – Death: 944AD Fujiwara no Takamitsu Fujiwara no Takamitsu (藤原 高光) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more[...]

Fujiwara no Takaie

Fujiwara no Takaie

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Governor Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Norimichi (brother) Fujiwara no Yorimichi (brother) Birth: 974AD Death: 1044AD Fujiwara no Takaie Fujiwara no Takaie (藤原 隆家) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more[...]

Fujiwara no Otomuro

Fujiwara no Otomuro

Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (father) Emperor Kanmu (husband) Birth: 760AD Death: 790AD Fujiwara no Otomuro Fujiwara no Otomuro (藤原 乙牟漏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan, living from 760-790. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu[...]

Fujiwara no Oguromaro

Fujiwara no Oguromaro

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Commander of Imperial Army, dainagon Family: Fujiwara no Fusasaki (grand-father) Birth: 733AD Death: 794AD Fujiwara no Oguromaro Fujiwara no Oguromaro (藤原 小黒麻呂) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He lived from 733-794, was the son of Fujiwara no Fusasaki[...]

Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku, dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Tadazane (father) Fujiwara no Motozane (son) Fujiwara no Motofusa (son) Fujiwara no Kanezane (son) Fujiwara no Kanefusa (son) Jien (son) Fujiwara no Masako (daughter) Fujiwara no Ikushi (adopted daughter) Fujiwara no Teishi (adopted daughter) Birth: 1097AD Death: 1164AD Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Tadazane

Fujiwara no Tadazane

Period: Heian Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Moromichi (father) Fujiwara no Tadamichi (son) Birth: 1078AD Death: 1162AD Fujiwara no Tadazane Fujiwara no Tadazane (藤原 忠実) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was also known as Fukedono. He lived from 1078-1162[...]

Fujiwara no Moromichi

Fujiwara no Moromichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Morozane (father) Fujiwara no Tadazane (son) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Birth: 1062AD Death: 1099AD Fujiwara no Moromichi Fujiwara no Moromichi (藤原 師通) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. Living from 1062-1099AD he was the son[...]

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Morozane)

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Morozane)

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Morozane (father) Fujiwara no Moromichi (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kenshi Fujiwara no Kenshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Morozane and would go on to[...]

Fujiwara no Morozane

Fujiwara no Morozane

Period: Heian Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku, dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Yorimichi (father) Fujiwara no Kenshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Moromichi (son) Birth: 1042AD Death: 1101AD Fujiwara no Morozane Fujiwara no Morozane (藤原 師実) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was also known[...]

Abe no Nakamaro

Abe 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[...]

Abe no Hirafu

Abe no Hirafu

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: General, Governor Family: – Birth: c.575AD Death: 664AD Abe no Hirafu Abe no Hirafu (阿倍 比羅夫) was a member of the Abe Clan who lived during the mid 7th century.1 Louis Frederick gives the period of his life from c.575-664.2 For a part of his life he was[...]

Abe no Munetō

Abe no Munetō

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Abe no Yoritoki (father) Abe no Sadatō (brother) Birth: – Death: – Abe no Munetō Abe no Munetō (安倍 宗任) was a member of the Abe Clan who lived sometime in the mid 11th century. He was the son of Abe no Yoritoki and[...]

Abe no Yoritoki

Abe no Yoritoki

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Abe no Sadatō (son) Abe no Munetō (son) Birth: – Death: 1057AD Abe no Yoritoki Abe no Yoritoki (安倍 頼時) was a member of the Abe Clan who died in 1057AD. Living in Mutsu Province he was the father of Abe no Sadatō and Abe[...]

Abe no Sadatō

Abe no Sadatō

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Abe no Yoritoki (father) Abe no Munetō (brother) Birth: 1019AD Death: 1062AD Abe no Sadatō Abe no Sadatō (安倍 貞任) was a member of the Abe Clan living from 1019-1062AD. Like his father Abe no Yoritoki, he was from Mutsu Province. He fought alongside[...]

Abe no Manao

Abe no Manao

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Physician Family: – Birth: – Death: – Abe no Manao Abe no Manao was a member of the Abe Clan. He was a physician, who alongside Izumo Hirosada, compiled the first medical treatise in japan called the daidō ruijūhō (c.808-811).1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by[...]

Abe no Kurahashimaro

Abe no Kurahashimaro

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: sadaijin Family: – Birth: – Death:- Abe no Kurahashimaro Abe no Kurahashimaro was a member of the Abe Clan known to have been posted as sadaijin in 645. It is probable that he was one of the promoters of the Taika Reforms.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic,[...]

Man’yōshū

Man’yōshū

Man’yōshū The Man’yōshū (万葉集) is an important literary collection of Japanese poetry. Surviving Examples The oldest surviving example of this document is known as the katsura-bon (桂本) which dates to the mid-Heian period.1 Compilation It is generally unknown how the entire piece was compiled, though the Japanese at this time[...]

Fujiwara no Yorimichi

Fujiwara no Yorimichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Norimichi (brother) Fujiwara no Morozane (son) 2 daughters Birth: 992AD Death: 1074AD Fujiwara no Yorimichi Fujiwara no Yorimichi (藤原 頼通) was a member of the Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Toshiie

Fujiwara no Toshiie

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (grandfather) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Toshiie Fujiwara no Toshiie (藤原 俊家)  was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. We know that he was the father to the poet Fujiwara no Mototoshi.1 Footnotes[...]

Fujiwara no Norimichi

Fujiwara no Norimichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: kampaku, dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Yorimichi (brother) Fujiwara no Kenshi (daughter) 1 other daughter Birth: 996AD Death: 1075AD Fujiwara no Norimichi Fujiwara no Norimichi (藤原 教通) was a member[...]

Fujiwara no Michinaga

Fujiwara no Michinaga

Period: Heian Period Occupation: udajin, nairan, dajō daijin, sesshō Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Fujiwara no Shōshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Kenshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Ishi (daughter) Fujiwara no Norimichi (son) Fujiwara no Yorimichi (son) Fujiwara no Takaie (son) Fujiwara no Michitaka (brother) Fujiwara no Michikane (brother) Fujiwara no Michitsuna (brother)[...]

Fujiwara no Yasuhira

Fujiwara no Yasuhira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Hidehira (father) Birth: – Death: 1189AD 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[...]

Fujiwara no Kiyohira

Fujiwara no Kiyohira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Motohira (son) Birth: 1056AD Death: 1128AD Fujiwara no Kiyohira Fujiwara no Kiyohira (藤原 清衡) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1056-1128AD. His body was found under the main alter of Konjiki-dō at Chūson-ji, Hiraizumi. The body was found alongside his[...]

Fujiwara no Motohira

Fujiwara no Motohira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Hidehira (son)  Fujiwara no Kiyohira (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Motohira Fujiwara no Motohira (藤原 基衡) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. His body was found under the main alter of Konjiki-dō at Chūson-ji, Hiraizumi. The body was found[...]

Fujiwara no Atsutoshi

Fujiwara no Atsutoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Sukemasa (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Atsutoshi Fujiwara no Atsutoshi (藤原 敦敏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and father to Fujiwara no Sukemasa.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.[...]

Fujiwara no Sukemasa

Fujiwara no Sukemasa

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Caligrapher Family: Fujiwara no Atsutoshi (father) Birth: 944AD Death: 998AD Fujiwara no Sukemasa Fujiwara no Sukemasa (藤原 佐理) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 944-998. He was the son of Fujiwara no Atsutoshi. He was a caligrapher of great renown and was included[...]

Kabane System

Kabane System

Kabane System The Kabane System was a system of division between different clans (uji). It was also known as the Shisei system and developed from the interchange of ideas from Paekche. This system saw to it that the uji would give the imperial monarch needed services as well as acting to[...]

Uji

Uji

Uji See also: Court Titles, Imperial Titles, Provincial Titles, Be, Sesshō and Kampaku The Uji (氏) were kinship groups, also at times known as shisei.2 The origins of the title appear to be of korean linguistical descent and not a native term developed in Japan.3 Before the Nara Period they[...]

Fujiwara no Yoritada

Fujiwara no Yoritada

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Saneyori (father) Birth: 924AD Death: 989AD Fujiwara no Yoritada Fujiwara no Yoritada (藤原 頼忠) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan, living from 924-989AD.1 He was the son of Fujiwara no Saneyori2 and his cousin Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Michitsuna

Fujiwara no Michitsuna

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha (mother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Michitsuna Fujiwara no Michitsuna (藤原 道綱) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Kaneie and Fujiwara no Michitsuna[...]

Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha

Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, Diarist Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (husband) Fujiwara no Michitsuna (son) Birth: c.931AD Death: c.995AD Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha (藤原 道綱母) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was a poet and diarist[...]

Fujiwara no Senshi

Fujiwara no Senshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Emperor En’yu (husband) Emperor Ichijo (son) Birth: 967AD Death: 1006AD Fujiwara no Senshi Fujiwara no Senshi (藤原 詮子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She lived from 967-1006AD and was the daughrer of[...]

Fujiwara no Korechika

Fujiwara no Korechika

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michitaka (father) Fujiwara no Teishi (sister) Birth: 973/974AD Death: 1010AD Fujiwara no Korechika Fujiwara no Korechika (藤原 伊周) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He lived from 9731/9742 to 1010AD and was son to Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Teishi

Fujiwara no Teishi

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michitaka (father) Fujiwara no Korechika (brother) Emperor Ichijo (husband) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Teishi Fujiwara no Teishi (藤原 定子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Michitaka and[...]

Fujiwara no Kaneie

Fujiwara no Kaneie

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Chunagon, Dainagon, Sesshō, Kampaku, Dajo Daijin Family: Fujiwara no Morosuke (father) Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha (wife) Fujiwara no Michitaka (son) Fujiwara no Michikane (son) Fujiwara no Michinaga (son) Fujiwara no Michitsuna (son) Fujiwara no Senshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Koretada (brother) Fujiwara no Kanemichi (brother) Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Kanemichi

Fujiwara no Kanemichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Sesshō, Kampaku, Dajo Daijin Family: Fujiwara no Morosuke (father) Fujiwara no Yoshitaka (son) Fujiwara no Koretada (brother) Fujiwara no Kaneie (brother) Fujiwara no Kinsue (brother) Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (brother) Birth: 925AD Death: 977AD Fujiwara no Kanemichi Fujiwara no Kanemichi (藤原 兼通) was a member of the Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Tamemitsu

Fujiwara no Tamemitsu

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Morosuke (father) Fujiwara no Koretada (brother) Fujiwara no Kanemichi (brother) Fujiwara no Kaneie (brother) Fujiwara no Kinsue (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tamemitsu Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (藤原 為光) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan.[...]

Fujiwara no Morosuke

Fujiwara no Morosuke

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Udajin Family: Fujiwara no Tadahira (father) Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (son) Fujiwara no Koretada (son) Fujiwara no Kanemichi (son) Fujiwara no Kaneie (son) Fujiwara no Kinsue (son) Fujiwara no Takamitsu (son) Fujiwara no Saneyori (brother) Fujiwara no Morotada (brother) Birth: 908AD Death: 960AD Fujiwara no Morosuke Fujiwara no Morosuke[...]

Fujiwara no Saneyori

Fujiwara no Saneyori

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Kampaku, Sesshō Family: Fujiwara no Tadahira (father) Fujiwara no Yoritada (son) Fujiwara no Morotada (brother) Fujiwara no Morosuke (brother) Birth: 900AD Death: 970AD Fujiwara no Saneyori Fujiwara no Saneyori (藤原 実頼) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the[...]

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[...]

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) Birth: 836AD Death: 891AD Fujiwara no Mototsune Fujiwara no Mototsune (藤原 基経) was a member[...]

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 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 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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 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[...]