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Fujiwara no OguromaroFujiwara 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 TsuginawaFujiwara 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[...]
Akitajō Akitajō (秋田城) was a Nara Period fortress established in 733 as a way to aide in subjugating the Ezo People.12 Constructed in Dewa Province it was used between the 8th and 10th Centuries until it was abandoned and replaced with a new one close by. The only remains surviving[...]
Izawajō Izawajō (胆沢城) was a Heian Period fortress built in 802 within Mutsu Province, located close to the confluence of the Izawa and Kitakami Rivers. It was here that Sakanoue no Tamuramaro transferred his headquarters (Chinjufu) to so that he could continue his attempts at subjugating the Ezo People. Today[...]
Tagajō Tagajō (多賀城) was an 8th century headquarters established to help in the wars against the Ezo People,1 constructed in 724 by Ōno no Azumahito.2 It consisted of several buildings in a walled area.1 Orignially known as Taga no ki it later became Tagajō, and is located in Shiogama City,[...]
Chinjufu-shōgun The Chinjufu-shōgun (鎮守府将軍) was a military position or district for the ‘pacification of defence of Japan.’ This position was overseen by a sei-i-tai-shōgun. Created during the Nara Period it was centred in Northern Honshu to fight Ezo tribes there, located originally at Tagajō. Later, in 801 it was moved[...]
Saku A Saku (柵 – also pronounced ki) is a type of stockade or palisade constructed in frontier regions. Notably, most were constructed between the 7th and 9th centuries in northern Honshu to defend against the northern Ezo People, as well as to provide administration to the surrounding areas. Known[...]
Nutari no KiNutari no Ki
Nutari no Ki Nutari no Ki (渟足柵) was a type of Saku (fortified frontier) erected in 647AD in the old Province of Echigo, close to the city of Niigata. It’s construction was carried out to serve as an outpost for the military to continue campaigns against the Ezo People of[...]
Empress KōgyokuEmpress Kōgyoku
Reign: 642-645 (Kōgyoku) 655-661 (Saimei) Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Jomei (husband) Prince Naka (son) Emperor Kotoku (brother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: 1st Reign Predecessor Emperor Jomei * Successor Emperor Kōtoku 2nd Reign Predecessor Emperor Kōtoku * Sucessor Emperor Tenji Empress Kōgyoku Empress Kōgyoku (皇極天皇) was the thirty-fifth[...]
Sagami BaySagami Bay
Co-ordinates: 35°07′N 139°23′E Sagami Bay Sagami Bay (相模湾) is a stretch of water lying to the south of Kanagawa Prefecture. Legendary Period The Bay is mentioned during the exploits of Yamato Takeru when he sails across it to subdue the Emishi. Crossing the bay a deity living in the water[...]
Sagami ProvinceSagami Province
See also: List of Provinces Sagami Province Sagami Province (相模国) was an old Province in Japan, situated in what is now Kanagawa Prefecture, established during the Taika Reforms in 645.4 This area is called Sagami in the Kojiki1, but Suruga in the Nihongi2. Legendary Period Yamato Takeru travelled through here[...]
Period: Legendary Occupation: Military Nanatsukahagi Nanatsukahagi (七束脛命) was a known companion of Yamato Takeru who accompanied him against the Emishi (Eastern Barbarian) alongside Takehi no Muraji and Takehiko. He also acted as Steward to Yamato Takeru.1 Footnotes 1. Littleton. C.S. (1995) “Yamato-takeru: An Arthurian Hero in Japanese Tradition”. Asian Folklore[...]
Takehi no MurajiTakehi no Muraji
Period: Legendary Occupation: Military Takehi no Muraji Takehi no Muraji (大伴武日連命) was a known companion of Yamato Takeru who accompanied him against the Emishi (Eastern Barbarian) alongside Takehiko and Nana-tsuka-hagi.1 Footnotes 1. Littleton. C.S. (1995) “Yamato-takeru: An Arthurian Hero in Japanese Tradition”. Asian Folklore Studies, Vol. 54, No.2, pp.259-274.[...]
Period: Legendary Occupation: Military Takehiko Takehiko (吉備武彦命) was a known companion of Yamato Takeru who accompanied him against the Emishi (Eastern Barbarian) alongside Takehi no Muraji and Nana-tsuka-hagi.1 Footnotes 1. Littleton. C.S. (1995) “Yamato-takeru: An Arthurian Hero in Japanese Tradition”. Asian Folklore Studies, Vol. 54, No.2, pp.259-274.[...]
Echigo ProvinceEchigo Province
See also: List of Provinces Echigo Province Echigo Province (越後国) was an old Province of Japan, located in what is now Niigata Prefecture, established in the early 8th Century.1 Legendary Period It is mentioned in the Nihongi alongside that of Echizen Province and Etchu Province. However, they are grouped together[...]
Yamato TakeruYamato Takeru
Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Keiko (father), Emperor Seimu (brother), Yamato Hime (aunt), Miyazu Hime (wife) Yamato Takeru Yamato Takeru (小碓命, Prince Ōsu) (The Brave of Yamato) is known to have been the second son of Emperor Keiko, said at the age of 16 to have torn apart[...]
For a full list of Clans: See Clans. Emishi The Emishi (蝦夷 – Eastern Barbarians), also called at time the Ezo People1, were a Clan of people living on the periphery of the Yamato borders. Some scholars believe they could be the ancestors of the Ainu.2 Historically they are known[...]
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[...]