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Fujiwara no Yoshiyo

Fujiwara no Yoshiyo

Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (father) Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Junshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nagara (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshisuke (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshikado (brother) Fujiwara no Koshi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Yoshiyo Fujiwara no Yoshiyo (藤原 良世) was a member of the[...]

Fujiwara no Koshi

Fujiwara no Koshi

Fujiwara no Koshi can refer to two people of the same name. Daughter of Fuyutsugu Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (father) Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Junshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nagara (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshisuke (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshikado (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshiyo (brother) Birth: –[...]

Ōhesoki

Ōhesoki

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Ikagashikome (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ōhesoki Ōhesoki (大綜麻杵命) is stated to have been the father to Ikagashikome.123 He is additionally said to have been the ancestor of the Mononobe Clan.2 Footnotes 1. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.[...]

Fujiwara no Onatsu

Fujiwara no Onatsu

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Uchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (brother) Fujiwara no Manatsu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Onatsu Fujiwara no Onatsu (藤原 緒夏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Manatsu

Fujiwara no Manatsu

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Uchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (brother) Fujiwara no Onatsu (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Manatsu Fujiwara no Manatsu (藤原 真夏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Torikai

Fujiwara no Torikai

Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fusasaki (father) Fujiwara no Nagate (brother) Fujiwara no Matate (brother) Fujiwara no Kiyokawa (brother) Fujiwara no Uona (brother) Fujiwara no Oguromaro (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Torikai Fujiwara no Torikai (藤原 鳥養) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically[...]

Fujiwara no Fuyuo

Fujiwara no Fuyuo

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Toyohiko (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Fuyuo Fujiwara no Fuyuo (藤原 冬緒) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Kyōke branch. He was the son of Fujiwara no Toyohiko.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha[...]

Fujiwara no Toyohiko

Fujiwara no Toyohiko

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Hamanari (father) Fujiwara no Fuyuo (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Toyohiko Fujiwara no Toyohiko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Kyōke branch of the family. He was the son of Fujiwara no Hamanari and father of Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Tabiko

Fujiwara no Tabiko

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Momokawa (father) Fujiwara no Otsugu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tabiko Fujiwara no Tabiko (藤原 旅子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of the family. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Momokawa.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha.[...]

Fujiwara no Ioe no Iratsume

Fujiwara no Ioe no Iratsume

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: – Family: Nakatomi no Kamatari (Father) Fujiwara no Fubito (brother) Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Ioe no Iratsume Fujiwara no Ioe no Iratsume (藤原 五百重娘) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and the daughter of Nakatomi no Kamatari.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha.[...]

Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume

Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: – Family: Nakatomi no Kamatari (Father) Fujiwara no Fubito (brother) Fujiwara no Ioe no Iratsume (Sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume (藤原 氷上娘) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and the daughter of Nakatomi no Kamatari.1 Footnotes[...]

Fujiwara no Sadatsugu

Fujiwara no Sadatsugu

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Muchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Toyonari (brother) Fujiwara no Nakamaro (brother) Fujiwara no Otomaro (brother) Fujiwara no Kosemaro (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Sadatsugu Fujiwara no Sadatsugu was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of the family. He was[...]

Fujiwara no Kosemaro

Fujiwara no Kosemaro

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Muchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Toyonari (brother) Fujiwara no Nakamaro (brother) Fujiwara no Otomaro (brother) Fujiwara no Sadatsugu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kosemaro Fujiwara no Kosemaro (藤原 巨勢麻呂) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of the[...]

Fujiwara no Otoaki

Fujiwara no Otoaki

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tsuginawa (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Otoaki Fujiwara no Otoaki was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of the family. He was the son of Fujiwara no Tsuginawa.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.[...]

Jien

Jien

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Buddhist Monk, daisōjō Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Kanoe no Motozane (brother) Fujiwara no Motofusa (brother) Kujō no Kanezane (brother) Fujiwara no Kanefusa (brother) Fujiwara no Masako (sister) Fujiwara no Ikushi (adopted sister) Fujiwara no Teishi (adopted sister) Birth: c.1155AD Death: 1225AD Jien Jien[...]

Fujiwara no Takasuke

Fujiwara no Takasuke

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Painter Family: Fujiwara no Nagataka (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Takasuke Fujiwara no Takasuke (藤原 隆祐) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living in the mid 14th Century. He was the son of Fujiwara no Nagataka and was also his student. During his lifetime[...]

Fujiwara no Tomoyasu

Fujiwara no Tomoyasu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Scholar Family: Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha (daughter) Fujiwara no Tadataka (father) Birth:12th Century Death: – Fujiwara no Tomoyasu Fujiwara no Tomoyasu (藤原倫寧) (Fujiwara no Michiyasu?2) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living in the 12th Century. During his lifetime he was a scholar.1 He[...]

Fujiwara no Saneuji

Fujiwara no Saneuji

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Monk Family: Fujiwara no Yoshiko (daughter) Birth: 1194AD Death: after 1269AD Fujiwara no Saneuji Fujiwara no Saneuji (藤原 実氏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1194-1269AD. In 1246AD he was appointed as dajō daijin and later in 1260AD became a buddhist monk under[...]

Iyo Province

Iyo Province

See also: List of Provinces Iyo Province Iyo Province (伊予国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Branches of the Date Clan are known to have controlled the Yoshida and Uwajima Domains in this province.1 The kojiki states that this place is inhabited by the kami Ehime. Heian Period[...]

Settsu Province

Settsu Province

See also: List of Provinces Settsu Province Settsu Province (摂津国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. The Haji Clan is known to have dwelt in this province as well as Yamashiro, Yamato and Izumi according to the Shinsen Shojiroku.1 Heian Period The Priest Noin is known to have[...]

Wakasa Province

Wakasa Province

See also: List of Provinces Wakasa Province Wakasa Province (若狭国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Muromachi Period An offshoot of the Takeda Clan, the Aki Branch had a long lineage of military governors that dwelt in Wakasa Province from 1440. These Takeda were known for cultural pursuits,[...]

Suruga Province

Suruga Province

See also: List of Provinces Suruga Province Suruga Province (駿河国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Legendary Period Yamato Takeru was tasked to go subdue the Yemishi who lived on the periphery of the realm, on his way he travels through Suruga according to the Nihongi. However the[...]

Shinano Province

Shinano Province

See also: List of Provinces Shinano Province Shinano Province (信濃国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Folktales The folktale The Clever Boar and Monkey is set in this province.5 Legenedary Period Yamanobe no Ohotaka passed through here on his way to catch a swan for the Prince Homutsuwake.4[...]

Dewa Province

Dewa Province

See also: List of Provinces Dewa Province Dewa Province (出羽国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Nara Period The Nara Period fortess called Akitajō (秋田城) was establised here in 733 as an aide to subjugating the Ezo People. It was used between the 8th and 10th centuries before[...]

Mimasaka Province

Mimasaka Province

See also: List of Provinces Mimasaka Province Mimasaka Province (美作国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Legends state that the Haji Clan came directly from Izumo Province to Yamato, however, archaeological evidence shows that they slowly emmigrates here leaving settlements in Mimsaka and Harima Provinces.1 Footnotes 1. Borgen,[...]

Kibi Province

Kibi Province

See also: Provinces Kibi Province Kibi Province (吉備国) was one of the many provinces in Japan. Legendary Period According to one tale in the Nihongi, Susano-o killed the dragon Yamata no Orochi using the blade Orochi no Karasabi. This sword was eventually given into the care of the Kambe of[...]

Kawachi Province

Kawachi Province

See also: Provinces Kawachi Province Kawachi Province (河内国) was one of the many provinces in Japan. It is now included in Osaka. Haji Clan From information inside of the nihongi we know that members of the Haji Clan dwelt here. After the dissolution of the Haji Clan and their connections[...]

Izumi Province

Izumi Province

See also: Provinces Izumi Province Izumi Province (和泉国) was one of the many provinces in Japan. It is now included in Osaka. The Engi Shiki list shrines to the kami Ameno Futodama here1 with the Shinsen Shōjiroku stating the Haji Clan dwelt in this province amongst others.2 Reign of Emperor[...]

Soga no Ishikawa

Soga no Ishikawa

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Soga no Ishikawa Soga no Ishikawa (蘇我 石川) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no[...]

Kujō Yoritsugu

Kujō Yoritsugu

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: shōgun Family: Kujō Yoritsune (father) Birth: 1239AD Death: 1256AD Kujō Yoritsugu Kujō Yoritsugu (九条 頼嗣) was a member of the Kujō Family living from 1239-1256AD, he was the son of Kujō Yoritsune. During his life his was appointed shōgun of the Kamakura Bakufu in 1244 after[...]

Fujiwara no Yoshiko

Fujiwara no Yoshiko

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family:Emperor Go-Saga (husband) Emperor Go-Fukakusa (son) Emperor Kameyama (son) Birth: 1225AD Death: after 1292AD Fujiwara no Yoshiko Fujiwara no Yoshiko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1225-1292. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Saneuji and married Emperor Go-Saga. Together they had[...]

Fujiwara no Yukinaga

Fujiwara no Yukinaga

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Artist Family:- Birth: 1202AD Death: after 1221AD Fujiwara no Yukinaga Fujiwara no Yukinaga was a member of the Fujiwara clan living from 1202 to some time after 1221. During his lifetime he was a painter in the Yamato-e style and is thought to have perhaps illustrated[...]

Fujiwara no Ienobu

Fujiwara no Ienobu

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Nagataka (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Ienobu Fujiwara no Ienobu was a member of the Fujiwara Clan from the 13th Century. It is known that he studied alongside his son Fujiwara no Nagataka in Kyoto.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated[...]

Fujiwara no Narichika

Fujiwara no Narichika

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Ienari (father) Fujiwara no Naritsune (son) Birth: 1138AD Death: 1178AD Fujiwara no Narichika Fujiwara no Narichika (藤原 成親) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1138-1178AD. He was the son of Fujiwara no Ienari and had a son by the[...]

Fujiwara no Naritsune

Fujiwara no Naritsune

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Narichika (father) Birth: – Death: 1202AD Fujiwara no Naritsune Fujiwara no Naritsune (藤原 成経), was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and son of Fujiwara no Narichika. He was exiled during his lifetime and died in 1202.1 Footnotes 1.[...]

Fujiwara no Nobuyori

Fujiwara no Nobuyori

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tadakata (father) Birth: 1133AD Death: 1159AD Fujiwara no Nobuyori Fujiwara no Nobuyori (藤原 信頼) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1133-1159. He was the son of Fujiwara no Tadakata. During his lifetime he sided with the Minamoto Clan during[...]

Tosa Tsunetaka

Tosa Tsunetaka

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Artist Family: Fujiwara no Takayoshi (grandfather) Birth: 12th Century Death: – Tosa Tsunetaka Tosa Tsunetaka (土佐 行光), also known as Fujiwara no Tsunetaka (藤原 行光) was the grandson of Fujiwara no Takayoshi, living in the 12th Century. He also held the title of Gon no Kami.[...]

Fujiwara no Sumitomo

Fujiwara no Sumitomo

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Provincial Officer of Iyo Province Family: Fujiwara no Yoshinori (father) Birth: – Death: 941AD Fujiwara no Sumitomo Fujiwara no Sumitomo (藤原 光隆) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Yoshinori and died in 941AD after leading a failed rebellion.1[...]

Fujiwara no Mitsutaka

Fujiwara no Mitsutaka

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Ietaka (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Mitsutaka Fujiwara no Mitsutaka (藤原 光隆) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He is known to have been the father of Fujiwara no Ietaka.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002)[...]

Fujiwara no Renshi

Fujiwara no Renshi

Period: Kamakura Period / Muromachi Period Occupation: – Family: Emperor Go-Daigo (husband) Emperor Go-Murakami (son) Fujiwara no Kintaka (adopted father) Birth: 1301AD Death: 1359AD Fujiwara no Renshi Fujiwara no Renshi (藤原 廉子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1301-1359AD. She was the adopted daughter of Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Moronaga

Fujiwara no Moronaga

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Yorinaga (father) Fujiwara no Masako (sister) Fujiwara no Kanenaga (brother) Birth: 1138AD Death: 1192AD Fujiwara no Moronaga Fujiwara no Moronaga (藤原 師長) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the clan, living from 1138-1192AD.[...]

Saionji Kintsune

Saionji Kintsune

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Chancellor of the Realm, Monk. Family: Elder sister (who was Teika’s wife) Birth: 1171D Death: 1244AD Saionji Kintsune Saionji Kintsune (西園寺 公経) was the founder of the Saionji Family (a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan), living from 1171-1244AD. His elder sister was the[...]

Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi

Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi

Period: Nara Period? Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tadabumi (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He is known to have been the father of Fujiwara no Tadabumi.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University[...]

Fujiwara no Taneie

Fujiwara no Taneie

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Taneie Fujiwara no Taneie was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. During his lifetime he was one of the authors of the Zoku kokin wakashū alongside Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi, Fujiwara no Motoie and Fujiwara no Yukiie.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe[...]

Fujiwara no Tadabumi

Fujiwara no Tadabumi

Period: Nara Period / Heian Period Occupation: General of the Imperial Troops, sei-i-tai-shōgun Family: Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi (father) Birth: 873AD Death: 947AD Fujiwara no Tadabumi Fujiwara no Tadabumi (藤原 忠文) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 873-947, he was the son of Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi. He was also[...]

Matsudono Moroie

Matsudono Moroie

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: kampaku Family: Matsudono Motofusa (father) Matsudono Mototsugu (son) Matsudono Tadafusa (brother) Fujiwara no Iefusa (brother) Fujiwara no Takatada (brother) Birth: – Death: – Matsudono Moroie Matsudono Moroie (松殿 師家), was a member of the Matsudono Family and son of Matsudono Motofusa. He was appointed kampaku in 1183 and[...]

Matsudono Motofusa

Matsudono Motofusa

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Sesshō, Dajō daijin, kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Matsudono Moroie (son) Matsudono Tadafusa (son) Fujiwara no Iefusa (son) Fujiwara no Takatada (son) Birth:1144AD Death: 1230AD Matsudono Motofusa Matsudono Motofusa (松殿 基房), also known as Fujiwara no Motofusa (藤原 基房) was a member of the Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Yoshikado

Fujiwara no Yoshikado

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (father) Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Junshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nagara (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshisuke (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshiyo (brother) Fujiwara no Koshi (sister) Fujiwara no Takafuji (son) Fujiwara no Toshimoto (son) Birth: 8th Century Death: – Fujiwara no Yoshikado Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Yukiie

Fujiwara no Yukiie

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: 1223AD Death: 1275AD Fujiwara no Yukiie Fujiwara no Yukiie was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1223-1275. During his lifetime he was a poet and also one of the authors of the Zoku kokin wakashū alongside Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi, Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Yasumasa

Fujiwara no Yasumasa

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, Musician Family: – Birth: 958AD Death: 1036AD Fujiwara no Yasumasa Fujiwara no Yasumasa (藤原 保昌) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 958-1036AD. During his lifetime was was a rather famous poet and musician.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002)[...]

Fujiwara no Yoshisuke

Fujiwara no Yoshisuke

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (father) Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Junshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nagara (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshiyo (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshikado (brother) Fujiwara no Koshi (sister) Fujiwara no Tagakishi (daughter) Fujiwara no Tamishi (daughter) Birth: 813AD Death: 867AD Fujiwara no Yoshisuke Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Yoshino

Fujiwara no Yoshino

Period: Nara Period / Heian Period Occupation: Historian Family: – Birth: 786AD Death: 848AD Fujiwara no Yoshino Fujiwara no Yoshino (藤原 吉野) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 786-848AD. He ws known to have been a historian and compiler of the Nihon-kōki.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated[...]

Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi

Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Poet Family: – Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi (藤原 光能) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, he is known to have been the co-author of the Zoku kokin wakashū with Fujiwara no Motoie.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe[...]

Kujō Motoie

Kujō Motoie

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Poet Family: Kujō Yoshitsune (father) Kujō Michiie (brother) Kujō Noriie (brother) Kujō Risshi (sister) irth: 13th Century Death: – Kujō Motoie Kujō Motoie (九条 基家) was a member of the Kujō Family, a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan living in the 13th century. He was a[...]

Kujō Kanezane

Kujō Kanezane

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Kujō Yoshimichi (son) Kujō Yoshitsune (son) Kujō Yoshisuke (son) Kujō Yoshihira (son) Kujō Ninshi (daughter) Kanoe no Motozane (brother) Fujiwara no Motofusa (brother) Fujiwara no Kanefusa (brother) Jien (brother) Fujiwara no Masako (sister) Fujiwara no Ikushi (adopted sister) Fujiwara no Teishi (adopted[...]

Fujiwara no Munemichi

Fujiwara no Munemichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Family: Fujiwara no Koremichi (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Munemichi Fujiwara no Munemichi (藤原 宗通) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He is known to have been the father of Fujiwara no Koremichi.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”.[...]

Fujiwara no Yorinaga

Fujiwara no Yorinaga

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Family: Fujiwara no Tadazane (father) Fujiwara no Moronaga (son) Fujiwara no Kanenaga (son) Fujiwara no Masuko (adopted daughter) Birth: 1120AD Death: 1156AD Fujiwara no Yorinaga Fujiwara no Yorinaga (藤原 頼長) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the clan, living from[...]

Fujiwara no Yamakage

Fujiwara no Yamakage

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Arihira (grand-son) Birth: Death: – Fujiwara no Yamakage Fujiwara no Yamakage (藤原 山蔭) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, and is known to have been the grand-father of Fujiwara no Arihira.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London:[...]

Fujiwara no Nobutaka

Fujiwara no Nobutaka

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tamesuke (father) Murasaki Shibuki (wife) Daini no Sanmi (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Nobutaka Fujiwara no Nobutaka was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the family, in addition to being a member of the[...]

Konoe Motozane

Konoe Motozane

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Stateman, kampaku, sesshō Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Konoe no Motomichi (son) Birth: 1143AD Death: 1166AD Konoe no Motozane Konoe no Motozane (近衛 基実) was a member of the Konoe Family, a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1143-1166AD. He was the son of Fujiwara no[...]

Konoe Motomichi

Konoe Motomichi

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Stateman, kampaku, sesshō Family: Konoe Motozane (father) Konoe Iezane (son) Konoe Michitsune (son) Birth: 1160AD Death: 1233AD Konoe Motomichi Konoe Motomichi (近衛 基通) was a member of the Konoe Family, a decendant of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1160-1233.1 He was the son[...]

Fujiwara no Kintada

Fujiwara no Kintada

Period: Muromachi Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Izuko (daughter) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Kintada Fujiwara no Kintada was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He is known to have been the father of Fujiwara no Izuko.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard[...]

Fujiwara no Murao

Fujiwara no Murao

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara Hidesato (son) Fujiwara no Uona (ancestor) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Murao Fujiwara no Murao was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. Father to Fujiwara Hidesato, he is descended from Fujiwara no Uona.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo:[...]

Fujiwara no Nagako

Fujiwara no Nagako

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Lady of the Court Family: Fujiwara no Kaneko (sister) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Nagako Fujiwara no Nagako also known as Sanuki Tenji, was a lady of the court and member of the Fujiwara Clan, living c.1079AD. During her lifetime she served Emperor Horikawa and then[...]

Fujiwara no Asatada

Fujiwara no Asatada

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Middle Councellor Family: Fujiwara no Sadakata (father) Fujiwara no Tomoyori (brother) Birth: 910AD Death: 966AD Fujiwara no Asatada Fujiwara no Asatada (藤原 朝忠) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 910-966AD. A well known gallant, he was the fifth son of Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Okikaze

Fujiwara no Okikaze

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Fujiwara no Hamanari (great-grandfather) Birth: fl. late 9th Century Death: – Fujiwara no Okikaze Fujiwara no Okikaze (藤原 興風) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Kyōke branch, who flourshed in the late 9th century. He was the great-grandson of[...]

Fujiwara no Sadakata

Fujiwara no Sadakata

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Udajin Family: Fujiwara no Takafuji (father) Fujiwara no Asatada (son) Fujiwara no Tomoyori (son) Fujiwara no Kanesuke (cousin) Birth: 873AD Death: 932AD Fujiwara no Sadakata Fujiwara no Sadakata (藤原 定方) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 873-932AD. His family consisted of his[...]

Fujiwara no Toshiyuki

Fujiwara no Toshiyuki

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Birth: ? Death: 901/907AD Fujiwara no Toshiyuki Fujiwara no Toshiyuki (藤原 敏行) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan who died in 9011/907AD2. During his lifetime, serving under four Emperors, and was known for his poetic talents as well as being a celebrated[...]

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

Fujiwara no Kenshi

Fujiwara no Kenshi can refer to three people with the same name. Daughter of Michinaga Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Sonshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kanshi (sister) Fujiwara no Seishi (sister) Fujiwara no Kishi (sister) Fujiwara[...]

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: 994AD 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 Michitaka (father) Fujiwara no Korechika (brother) Fujiwara no Teishi (sister) Birth: 974AD Death: 1044AD Fujiwara no Takaie Fujiwara no Takaie (藤原 隆家) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. Living from 974-1044 he was the[...]

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 Torikai (father) Fujiwara no Kadanomaro (son) 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 733-7941, was the son[...]

Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku, dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Tadazane (father) Kanoe no Motozane (son) Fujiwara no Motofusa (son) Kujō 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) Fujiwara no Yorinaga (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.[...]

Fujiwara no Moromichi

Fujiwara no Moromichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Morozane (father) Fujiwara no Tadazane (son) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kanshi (adopted sister) Fujiwara no Moromichi (brother) Fujiwara no Tadanori (brother) Fujiwara no Ietada (brother) Fujiwara no Michifusa (brother) Birth: 1062AD Death: 1099AD Fujiwara no Moromichi Fujiwara no Moromichi (藤原 師通) was a member[...]

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 Michifusa (son) Fujiwara no Kanshi (adopted daughter) Fujiwara no Moromichi (son) Fujiwara no Tadanori (son) Fujiwara no Tsunezane (son) Fujiwara no Ietada (son) Fujiwara no Michifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Kanshi (sister) Fujiwara[...]

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 Morozane (son) Fujiwara no Michifusa (son) Fujiwara no Kanshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Genshi (adopted daughter) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Sonshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kishi (sister) Fujiwara no Seishi (sister) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Toshiie

Fujiwara no Toshiie

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yorimune (father) Fujiwara no Mototoshi (son) Fujiwara no Enshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kaneyori (brother) 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. He was the[...]

Fujiwara no Norimichi

Fujiwara no Norimichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: kampaku, dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Nobunaga (son)  Fujiwara no Kanshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Shinshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Sonshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kishi (sister) Fujiwara no Seishi (sister) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kanshi (sister) Fujiwara no[...]

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 Sonshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Kanshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Seishi (daughter) Fujiwara no Kishi (daughter) Fujiwara no Nagaie (son) Fujiwara no Yoshinobu (son) Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Yasuhira

Fujiwara no Yasuhira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Hidehira (father) Birth: 1155AD Death: 1189AD Fujiwara no Yasuhira Fujiwara no Yasuhira (藤原 泰衡) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1155-1189AD. He was the son of Fujiwara no Hidehira. During his lifetime he is known to have betrayed his 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[...]

Yumi Be no Wakahiko

Yumi Be no Wakahiko

Yumi Be no Wakahiko Yumi Be no Wakahiko was a person mentioned during the reign of Emperor Suizei. It is said in the nihongi that they made a bow for the Emperor as he wished to kill his brother Tagishimimi.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of[...]

Fujiwara no Atsutoshi

Fujiwara no Atsutoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Sukemasa (son) Fujiwara no Saneyori (father) Fujiwara no Yoritada (brother) Fujiwara no Naritoshi (brother) Fujiwara no Keishi (sister) Fujiwara no Jutsushi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Atsutoshi Fujiwara no Atsutoshi (藤原 敦敏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more[...]

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, more specifically the Hokke Branch, living from 944-998. He was the son of Fujiwara no Atsutoshi.12 He was a caligrapher of[...]

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) Fujiwara no Kintō (son) Fujiwara no Teishi (daughter) Fujiwara no Junshi (daughter) 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[...]

Fujiwara no Michitsuna

Fujiwara no Michitsuna

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha (mother) Fujiwara no Michitaka (brother) Fujiwara no Michikane (brother) Fujiwara no Michinaga (brother) Fujiwara no Senshi (sister) Fujiwara no Suishi (sister) Fujiwara no Chōshi (sister) irth: 955AD Death: 1020AD Fujiwara no Michitsuna Fujiwara no Michitsuna (藤原 道綱) was[...]