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Ariwara no Yukihira

Ariwara no Yukihira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Third Rank of the office of chūnagon Family: Emperor Heizei (grandfather) Emperor Kanmu (grandfather) Prince Abo (father) Ariwara no Narihira (brother) Birth: 818 Death: 893 Ariwara no Yukihira Ariwara no Yukihira (在原 行平) was a member of the Ariwara Family and a known poet[...]

Minamoto no Tōru

Minamoto no Tōru

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Sadaijin Family: Emperor Saga (father) Emperor Ninmyō (brother) Minamoto no Makoto (brother) Minamoto no Tokiwa (brother) Birth: 822AD Death: 895AD Minamoto no Tōru Minamoto no Tōru (源 融) was a member of the Imperial Family living from 822-895AD1. The son of Emperor Saga he[...]

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 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 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[...]

Priest Genbō

Priest 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 Makibi

Kibi 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 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 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,[...]

Sesshō and Kampaku

Sesshō and Kampaku

Sesshō and Kampaku See also: Court Titles, Imperial Titles, Provincial Titles, Be, Uji The Sesshō and Kampaku were high ranking titles connected to the Imperial Throne. The Sesshō (摂政) was a title bestowed on those who would be a regent for a child emperor, with Kampaku (関白) being for regents[...]

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[...]

Kasa no Iratsume

Kasa no Iratsume

Period: – Occupation: Poet Family: – Birth: – Death:- Kasa no Iratsume Kasa no Iratsume (笠 女郎 – Maid of Kasa) was a known female poet who has several poems attributed to her. She is known to have been a member of the Yakamochi Poetic Circle.1 Footnotes 1. Miller, R.[...]

Kasa Kanamura

Kasa Kanamura

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Poet, Ason Family: – Birth: – Death:- Kasa Kanamura Kasa Kanamura (笠 [朝臣] 金村) is a known poet who had several poems in the Man’yōshū. He is known to have been active fl.715-733 and his poetry has been ranked as that of the same class as[...]

Buddhist Titles

Buddhist Titles

Buddhist Titles This page serves to list all different job titles associated with the Buddhist faith. We will continue to update as we add to the site. Sami Sami (沙弥) was a title meaning ‘Cleric of Minor Orders.’ This title was given to people by themselves. Until the arrival of[...]

Priest Manzei

Priest Manzei

See also: Priest Manzei Poems Period: Nara Period Occupation: Governor of Mino, General of Owari, Mikawa and Shinano, Udaiben, Buddhist Monk (sami), bettō, Poet Family: – Birth: – Death:- Priest Manzei Priest Manzei (満誓 沙弥 – He Who Fulfills the Vow/Compleat Votary) was the religous name of Kasa Maro (笠[朝臣][...]

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[...]

Okibi no Morosumi

Okibi no Morosumi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōan (father) Oshihime (mother) Emperor Kōrei (brother) Birth: – Death: – Okibi no Morosumi Okibi no Morosumi (大吉備諸進命) was the son of Emperor Kōan and Oshihime. He was also brother to the future Emperor Kōrei.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014)[...]

Emperor Kōan

Emperor Kōan

Reign: 392-291 Born: 427/428BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōshō (father) Yosotarashi Hime (mother) Oshihime (wife) Ōkibi no Morosumi (son) Emperor Kōrei (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (brother) Burial place: misasagi at Tamade Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōshō  * Successor Emperor Kōrei Emperor Kōan Emperor Kōan (孝安 天皇) was the 6th Emperor of[...]

Okitsuyoso

Okitsuyoso

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Amenooshio (father?) Yosotarashi Hime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Okitsuyoso Okitsuyoso is mentioned in the Kojiki as the older brother of Yosotarashi Hime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Wohari no Muraji.1 His father is presumably Amenooshio as he is listed[...]

Yosotarashi Hime

Yosotarashi Hime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kōshō (husband) Emperor Kōan (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (son) Amenooshio (father) Okitsuyoso (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yosotarashi Hime Yosotarashi Hime (世襲足媛) was the wife of Emperor Kōshō and together the two of them had two sons; Emperor Kōan and Ameoshitarashihiko.12 She is said to have[...]

Ameoshitarashihiko

Ameoshitarashihiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōshō (father) Yosotarashi hime (mother) Emperor Kōan (brother) Oshihime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ameoshitarashihiko Ameoshitarashihiko was the son of Emperor Kōshō and Yosotarashi hime.12 He is also known by the name of Ametarashihiko Kunioshihito (天足彦国押人命).3 He is said to have been the[...]

Emperor Kōshō

Emperor Kōshō

Reign: 475-393BC Born: 507/508BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Itoku (father) Amatoyotsuhime (mother) Yosotarashi hime (wife) Emperor Kōan (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (son) Takeshihiko (brother) Burial place: misasagi on Hakatayama in Waki no Kami Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Itoku  * Successor Emperor Kōan Emperor Kōshō Emperor Kōshō (孝昭 天皇) was the fifth[...]

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)[...]

Amatoyotsuhime

Amatoyotsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Itoku (husband) Emperor Kōshō (son) Takeshihiko (son) Ikishimimi (father) Birth: – Death: – Amatoyotsuhime Amatoyotsuhime (天豊津媛命) was the wife of Emperor Itoku and together they would have the future Emperor Kōshō.12 The Kojiki includes another son by her and Itoku by the name of[...]

Emperor Itoku

Emperor Itoku

Reign: 510-477BC Born: 554/553BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Annei (father) Nunasoko Nakatsuhime (mother) Amatoyotsuhime (wife) Emperor Kōshō (son) Takeshihiko (son) Burial place: misasagi on Mount Unebi Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Annei  * Successor Emperor Kōshō Emperor Itoku Emperor Itoku (懿徳 天皇) was the fourth Emperor of Japan also known as[...]

Shikitsuhiko

Shikitsuhiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Annei (father) Nunasoko Nakatsuhime (mother) Emperor Itoku (brother) Tokotsuhikoirone (brother) Birth: – Death: – Shikitsuhiko Shikitsuhiko was a son of Emperor Annei and Nunasoko Nakatsuhime. This is related in the Kojiki as well as an alternative version of the Nihongi.12 The main narrative of[...]

Tokotsuhikoirone

Tokotsuhikoirone

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Annei (father) Nunasoko Nakatsuhime (mother) Emperor Itoku (brother) Shikitsuhiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Tokotsuhikoirone Tokotsuhikoirone was a son of Emperor Annei and Nunasoko Nakatsuhime. This is related in the Kojiki as well as an alternative version of the Nihongi.12 The main narrative[...]

Nunasoko Nakatsuhime

Nunasoko Nakatsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Annei (husband) Tokotsuhikoirone (son) Emperor Itoku (son) Shikitsuhiko (son) Ikishimimi? (son) Kamo no Ōkimi (father) Birth: – Death: – Nunasoko Nakatsuhime Nunasoko Nakatsuhime (渟名底仲媛命) was the wife of Emperor Annei12 and daughter of Kamo no Ōkimi.23 Together they had several sons, though the amount[...]

Emperor Annei

Emperor Annei

Reign: 548-511BC Born: 568/567BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Suizei (father) Isuzuyorihime (mother) Nunasoko Nakatsuhime (wife) Tokotsuhikoirone (son) Emperor Itoku (son) Shikitsuhiko (son) Ikishimimi? (son) Burial place: misasagi on Mount Unebi Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Suizei  * Successor Emperor Itoku Emperor Annei Emperor Annei (安寧 天皇) was the third[...]

Kamiyawimimi

Kamiyawimimi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Jimmu (father) Emperor Suizei (brother) Tagishimimi (half-brother) Birth: – Death: – Kamiyawimimi Kamiyawimimi (神八井耳命) was a son of Emperor Jimmu, brother to Emperor Suizei and half-brother to Tagishimimi. After learning of the plot to have him and his brother killed by his brother[...]

Tagishimimi

Tagishimimi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Jimmu (father) Emperor Suizei (half-brother) Kamiyawimimi (half-brother) Birth: – Death: – Tagishimimi Tagishimimi (手研耳命) was a son of Emperor Jimmu and half brother to Emperor Suizei and Kamiyawimimi. After the death of his father he wished to see an end to his brothers, however,[...]

Isuzuyorihime

Isuzuyorihime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: – Family: Kotoshironushi (father) Emperor Suizei (husband) Emperor Annei (son) Himetatara Isuzuhime (sister) Kamo no Ōkimi (brother) Isuzuyorihime Isuzuyorihime (五十鈴依媛命) is said to have been the daughter of the kami Kotoshironushi. She was the wife of Emperor Suizei and together they had Emperor Annei.1 She was appointed[...]

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[...]

Sanseki

Sanseki

Sanseki The Sanseki (三跡) was a group of three people renowned for their caligraphy during the Heian Period. They were: Fujiwara no Sukemasa Fujiwara no Yukinari Ono no Michikaze1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.[...]

Ono no Michikaze

Ono no Michikaze

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Caligrapher Family: – Birth: 894AD Death: 966AD Ono no Michikaze Ono no Michikaze (小野 道風) was a caligrapher of renown from the Heian Period who also was known as Yaseki Tōfū and Ono no Tōfū. He lived from 894-966AD. Due to his renown he is seen[...]

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 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 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 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 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) Emperor Yōzei (nephew) Birth: 836AD Death: 891AD Fujiwara no Mototsune Fujiwara no Mototsune (藤原 基経)[...]

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 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 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 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 Momokawa

Fujiwara no Momokawa

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Minister Family: Fujiwara no Umakai (father) Fujiwara no Otsugu (son) Fujiwara no Hirotsugu (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (brother) Fujiwara no Kiyonari (brother) Birth: 734 Death: 779 Fujiwara no Momokawa Fujiwara no Momokawa (藤原 百川) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 734-779AD. He was[...]

Fujiwara no Mitsunaga

Fujiwara no Mitsunaga

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Painter Family: Birth: Death: 1187 Fujiwara no Mitsunaga Fujiwara no Mitsunaga, also known as Tokiwa Mitsunaga (常盤 光長) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan who died in 1187. He was a painter who was part of the Kasuga School. He is known to have illustrated[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 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 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 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 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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Haji no Mino

Haji no Mino

Period: Kofun Period Occupation: muraji Family: Nomi no Sukune (great-grandfather) Birth: Death: Haji no Mino Haji no Mino (土師 身臣) was a member of the Haji Clan and great-grandson of Nomi no Sukune living during the reign of Emperor Nintoku. He was granted the title of muraji during Nintoku’s reign, according[...]

Nomi no Sukune

Nomi no Sukune

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Sumo Wrestler, Master Potter Family: Haji Clan (descendants) Haji no Mino (great-grandson) Amenohohi (ancestor) Others see below. Birth: Death: Nomi no Sukune Nomi no Sukune (野見 宿禰) was said to have been a descendant of the god Amenohohi in the 14th generation and great-grandfather to Haji[...]

Haji no Mimichi

Haji no Mimichi

See also: Haji no Mimichi Poems Period: Nara Period Occupation: Poet Family: Sugawara no Michizane (descendant) Birth: Death: Haji no Mimichi Haji no Mimichi (土師 水通 / 土師 御通) was a member of the Haji Clan living during the Nara Period. In the Haji Clan he is seen as the[...]

Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa

See also: Kobayashi Issa Poems Period: Edo Period Occupation: Haiku Poet Family: Kiku (wife) 8 children Birth: 1763 Death: 1827 Kobayashi Issa Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶) was a renowned haiku poet living from 1763 to 1827.1234 He went by other names in his life such as Kobayashi Yatarō and Kobayashi[...]

Ōmiwa

Ōmiwa

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Himetatara Isuzuhime (daughter) Kimi of Kamo (descendants) Kimi of Ōmiwa (descendants) Ōmiwa Ōmiwa is a Shinto kami seen mentioned in the Nihongi. He is said to be the ancestor of the Kimi of Kamo and Kimi of Ōmiwa. His daughter was Himetatara Isuzuhime. He is[...]

Tenadzuchi

Tenadzuchi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Agricultural? Family: Ashinadzuchi (husband) Kushinadahime (daughter) Tenadzuchi Tenadzuchi ( 手名椎 / 手摩乳命) is a Shinto kami seen in the texts of the Kojiki and Nihongi in relation to their dealings with Yamata no Orochi. She is the wife of Ashinadzuchi and mother to Kushinadahime in both[...]

Ashinadzuchi

Ashinadzuchi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Tenadzuchi (wife) Kushinadahime (daughter) Ōyamatsumi (father) Ashinadzuchi Ashinadzuchi ( 足名椎 / 脚摩乳命) is a Shinto kami seen in the texts of the Kojiki and Nihongi in relation to their dealings with Yamata no Orochi. He is the husband of Tenadzuchi and father to Kushinadahime in both the Nihongi[...]

Fujiwara no Ienaga

Fujiwara no Ienaga

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Poet Family: – Birth: 1192AD Death: 1264AD Fujiwara no Ienaga Fujiwara no Ienaga (藤原家長) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1192AD to 1264AD. He was a poet in his lifetime who composed the Zoku Kokin Wakashū in 1265.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated[...]

Fujiwara no Gōshin

Fujiwara no Gōshin

Period: Muromachi Period Occupation: Painter Family: Birth: ? Death: ? Fujiwara no Gōshin Fujiwara no Gōshin (藤原 豪信?) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living around the late 15th Century. He was born to a courtesan and a monk and became a painter of the Yamato-e style. One of[...]

Fujiwara no Hidehira

Fujiwara no Hidehira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Lord of Mutsu Province Family: Fujiwara no Yasuhira (son) Fujiwara no Motohira (father) Fujiwara no Kiyohira (grandfather) Birth: 1096AD Death: 1187AD Fujiwara no Hidehira Fujiwara no Hidehira (藤原 秀衡) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Ōshū-Fujiwara, living from 1096-1187AD. He was the[...]

Fujiwara no Hamanari

Fujiwara no Hamanari

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Dazai no Sōtsu Family: Fujiwara no Maro (father) Birth: 711AD Death: 790AD Fujiwara no Hamanari Fujiwara no Hamanari (藤原 浜成) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 711-790AD. In 781 he recieved the title of Dazai no Sōtsu and also authored Tenshō, a chronological history[...]

Fujiwara no Shōshi

Fujiwara no Shōshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Ichijō (husband) Emperor Go-Ichijō (son) Emperor Go-Suzaku (son) Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Norimichi (brother) Fujiwara no Yorimichi (brother) Birth: 988AD Death: 1074AD Fujiwara no Shōshi Fujiwara no Shōshi (藤原 彰子) was a member[...]

Fujiwara no Akimitsu

Fujiwara no Akimitsu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Sadaijin Family: Fujiwara no Kanemichi (father) Fujiwara no Enshi (daughter) Birth: 944AD Death: 1021AD Fujiwara no Akimitsu Fujiwara no Akimitsu (藤原 顕光) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 944-1021AD. More specifically, he was from the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the[...]

Fujiwara no Akihira

Fujiwara no Akihira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Monjō Hakase, Poet Family: Fujiwara no Atsumoto (son) Fujiwara no Atsumitsu (son) Birth: 989AD Death: 1066AD Fujiwara no Akihira Fujiwara no Akihira (藤原 明衡) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 989-1066.12 He was the father of two sons Atsumoto and Atsumitsu and during[...]

Fujiwara no Atsumitsu

Fujiwara no Atsumitsu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Monjō Hakase, Poet Family: Fujiwara no Akihira (father) Fujiwara no Atsumoto (brother) Birth: 1062AD Death: 1144AD Fujiwara no Atsumitsu Fujiwara no Atsumitsu (藤原 敦光) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1062-1144. He was the son of Fujiwara no Akihira and brother to Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Ariie

Fujiwara no Ariie

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Poets Family: Birth: 1155AD Death: 1216AD Fujiwara no Ariie Fujiwara no Ariie (藤原 有家) lived from 1155 to 1216 and was a renowned poet.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.    [...]

Fujiwara no Atsumoto

Fujiwara no Atsumoto

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poets Family: Fujiwara no Akihira (father) Fujiwara no Atsumitsu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Atsumoto Fujiwara no Atsumoto was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Akihira and brother to Fujiwara no Atsumitsu and was a renowned poet.1[...]

Fujiwara no Arihira

Fujiwara no Arihira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Udajin, Sadaijin Family: Fujiwara no Yamakage (grandfather) Birth: 891AD Death: 970AD Fujiwara no Arihira Fujiwara no Arihira (藤原 在衡) was the grandson of Fujiwara no Yamakage. Living from 891-970 he served as Udajin and later Sadaijin. He also was known as Awada no Sadaijin.1 Footnotes 1.[...]

Fujiwara no Atsutada

Fujiwara no Atsutada

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Statesman, Poet Family: Fujiwara no Tokihira (father) Fujiwara no Akitada (brother) Birth: 906AD Death: 943AD Fujiwara no Atsutada Fujiwara no Atsutada (藤原敦忠) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Tokihira and brother to[...]