Fujiwara no Michitaka(藤原 道隆, 953 – May 16, 995), the first son of Kaneie, was a Kugyō (Japanese noble) of the Heian period. He served as regent ( Sesshō ) for the Emperor Ichijō, and later as Kampaku . Ichijō married Michitaka's daughter Teishi (Sadako), thus continuing the close ties between the Imperial family and the Fujiwara.
Fujiwara no Kaneie was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.
Kugyō (公卿) is the collective term for the very few most powerful men attached to the court of the Emperor of Japan in pre-Meiji eras. The kugyō was broadly divided into two groups: the Kō (公), comprising the Chancellor of the Realm, the Minister of the Left, and the Minister of the Right; and the Kei (卿), comprising the Major Counsellor, the Middle Counsellor, the Court Councillor, and members of the Japanese court of the third rank or higher.
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.
Michitaka is sometimes referred to as Nijō Kampaku (二条関白) or Naka-no-Kampaku (中関白).
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Chūnagon (中納言) was a counselor of the second rank in the Imperial court of Japan. The role dates from the 7th century.
Dainagon (大納言) was a counselor of the first rank in the Imperial court of Japan. The role dates from the 7th century.
Emperor Reizei was the 63rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Emperor Ichijō was the 66th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Fujiwara no Takaie, was a Kugyō of the late Heian period. He was the Regional Governor of Dazaifu and is famous for repelling the Jurchen pirates during the Toi invasion in 1019. He reached the court position of Chūnagon.
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Takashina no Takako, also known as the mother of the Honorary Grand Minister or as Kō no Naishi (高内侍), was a Japanese waka poet of the mid-Heian period. One of her poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.
Fujiwara no Korechika, the second son of Michitaka, was a kugyo of the Heian period. His mother was Takashina no Takako, also known as Kō-no-Naishi (高内侍). His sister Teishi (Sadako) was married to Emperor Ichijō, and Korechika aspired to become the regent (Sessho) for his young brother-in-law after his father's death. Korechika's ambitions pitted him against his powerful uncle, Fujiwara no Michinaga, and the resulting power struggle continued until Empress Teishi's unexpected death. This left Michinaga's daughter, Shoshi, as Ichijō's sole empress, solidifying Michinaga's power at court.
Fujiwara no Teishi was an empress consort of the Japanese Emperor Ichijō. She appears in the literary classic The Pillow Book written by her court lady Sei Shōnagon.
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Fujiwara no Mototsune, also known as Horikawa Daijin (堀川大臣), was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician of the early Heian period.
Fujiwara no Michinaga was a Japanese statesman. His rule represents the high point of the Fujiwara clan control over the government of Japan.
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Fujiwara no Kamatari was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Asuka period (538–710). Kamatari was born to the Nakatomi clan and became the founder of the Fujiwara clan. He, along with the Mononobe clan, was a supporter of Shinto and fought the introduction of Buddhism to Japan. The Soga clan, defenders of Buddhism in the Asuka period, defeated Kamatari and the Mononobe clan and Buddhism became the dominant religion of the imperial court. Kamatari, along with Prince Naka no Ōe, later Emperor Tenji (626–672), launched the Taika Reform of 645, which centralized and strengthened the central government. Just before his death he received the honorific of Taishōkan and the surname Fujiwara from the Emperor Tenji, thus establishing the Fujiwara clan.
Fujiwara no Yoritada, the second son of Saneyori, was a kugyo who served as regent for Emperor En'yū and Emperor Kazan. His mother was a daughter of Fujiwara no Tokihira. His elder brother from the same mother Atsutoshi died before their father's death.
Fujiwara no Michikane, the son of Kaneie, was a Japanese nobleman and monk of the Heian period.
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Fujiwara no Sukemasa was a Japanese noble, statesman, and renowned calligrapher of the middle Heian period. Grandson and adopted son of the daijō-daijin Fujiwara no Saneyori and son of major general of the imperial guard Fujiwara no Atsutoshi (藤原敦敏), he is honored as one of the Sanseki, a group of outstanding calligraphers.
Fujiwara no Norimichi, fifth son of Michinaga, was a kugyo of the Heian period. His mother was Minamoto no Rinshi, daughter of Minamoto no Masanobu. Regent Yorimichi, Empress Shōshi, Empress Kenshi were his brother and sisters from the same mother. In 1068, the year when his daughter married Emperor Go-Reizei, he took the position of Kampaku, regent. He, however, lost the power when Emperor Go-Sanjo, who was not a relative of the Fujiwara clan, assumed the throne. This contributed to the later decline of the Fujiwara clan.
Fujiwara no Michimasa was a mid-Heian period Imperial court noble and poet. He is included in the Hyakunin Isshu and was the nephew of Emperor Ichijo's wife, Empress Fujiwara no Teishi.