Fujiwara no Tadamichi(藤原 忠通, March 15, 1097 – March 13, 1164) was the eldest son of the Japanese regent ( Kampaku ) Fujiwara no Tadazane and a member of the politically powerful Fujiwara clan. He was the father of Fujiwara no Kanefusa and Jien.
A regent is a person appointed to govern a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated. The rule of a regent or regents is called a regency. A regent or regency council may be formed ad hoc or in accordance with a constitutional rule. "Regent" is sometimes a formal title. If the regent is holding his position due to his position in the line of succession, the compound term prince regent is often used; if the regent of a minor is his mother, she is often referred to as "queen regent".
Fujiwara no Tadazane was a Japanese noble, the son of Fujiwara no Moromichi and the grandson of Fujiwara no Morozane. He built a villa, Fukedono, north of the Byōdō-in Temple in 1114. He was the father of Fujiwara no Tadamichi.
Fujiwara clan, descending from the Nakatomi clan and through them Ame-no-Koyane-no-Mikoto, was a powerful family of regents in Japan.
In the Hōgen Rebellion of 1156, Tadamichi sided with the Emperor Go-Shirakawa, while his brother Fujiwara no Yorinaga sided with Emperor Sutoku.
Emperor Go-Shirakawa was the 77th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1155 through 1158, while he remained effectively in power for almost 37 years.
Fujiwara no Yorinaga, of the Fujiwara clan, held the position of Imperial Palace Minister of the Right.
Emperor Sutoku was the 75th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Fujiwara no Kanezane, also known as Kujō Kanezane, is the founder of the Kujō family, although some sources cite Fujiwara no Morosuke (908-960) as its founder.
Jien was a Japanese poet, historian, and Buddhist monk.
Fujiwara no Kanefusa was the fourth son of the Japanese regent Fujiwara no Tadamichi, and Kaga, daughter of Fujiwara no Nakamitsu. His brothers were Motozane (regent), Motofusa (regent), Kanezane (regent), and Jien. He lacked political capability, but he eventually became Daijō Daijin after his brother Kanezane.
Fujiwara no Kiyoko (1122–1182) was an Empress consort of Japan. She was the consort of Emperor Sutoku of Japan.
Konoe Motozane, son of Fujiwara no Tadamichi, was a Kugyō during the late Heian period. His sons include Motomichi and wives include a daughter of Fujiwara no Tadataka, later they divorce and later he married Taira no Moriko, second daughter of Taira no Kiyomori. At age of 16 he assumed the position of kampaku, regent, to Emperor Nijō, becoming a head of Fujiwara family. He died at the age of 24 and his wife, Taira no Moriko become a widow at the age of 12. A year after he took the position of sesshō, or regent, to Emperor Rokujō. His ancestry later came to be known as Konoe family, one of the Five sessho families.
Emperor Montoku was the 55th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Emperor Kōkō was the 58th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Emperor Toba was the 74th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Minamoto no Yoritomo was the founder and the first shōgun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan. He ruled from 1192 until 1199. His Buddhist name was Bukōshōgendaizenmon (武皇嘯原大禅門).
The Hōgen rebellion was a short civil war fought in order to resolve a dispute about Japanese Imperial succession. The dispute was also about the degree of control exercised by the Fujiwara clan who had become hereditary Imperial regents during the Heian period.
Emperor Konoe was the 76th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Emperor Murakami was the 62nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Emperor En'yū was the 64th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Emperor Daigo was the 60th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Minamoto no Yoshitomo was the head of the Minamoto clan and a general of the late Heian period of Japanese history. His son Minamoto no Yoritomo became shōgun and founded the Kamakura shogunate, the first shogunate in the history of Japan.
Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (小倉百人一首) is a classical Japanese anthology of one hundred Japanese waka by one hundred poets. Hyakunin isshu can be translated to "one hundred people, one poem [each]"; it can also refer to the card game of uta-garuta, which uses a deck composed of cards based on the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.
The Tale of Hōgen is a Japanese war chronicle or military tale which relates the events and prominent figures of the Hōgen Rebellion. This literary and historical classic is believed to have been completed in the Kamakura period ca. 1320. Its author or authors remain unknown. The events which are recounted in the Hōgen story become a prelude to the story which unfolds in Tale of Heiji.
The Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry are a group of Japanese poets of the Asuka, Nara, and Heian periods selected by Fujiwara no Kintō as exemplars of Japanese poetic ability. The eldest surviving collection of the 36 poets' works is Nishi Honganji Sanjū-rokunin Kashu of 1113. Similar groups of Japanese poets include the Kamakura period Nyōbō Sanjūrokkasen (女房三十六歌仙), composed by court ladies exclusively, and the Chūko Sanjūrokkasen (中古三十六歌仙), or Thirty-Six Heian-era Immortals of Poetry, selected by Fujiwara no Norikane (1107–1165). This list superseded an older group called the Six Immortals of Poetry.
Kyūan (久安), also romanized as Kyū-an, was a Japanese era name after Ten'yō and before Ninpei. This period spanned the years from July 1145 through January 1151. The reigning emperor was Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇).
Fujiwara no Nariko, also known as Bifukumon-in (美福門院), was an Empress consort of Emperor Toba of Japan and mother of Emperor Konoe. She was the daughter of the chūnagon Fujiwara no Nagazane (藤原長実) and Minamoto no Masako (源方子).
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