FUJIWARA NO KAMATARI (藤原 鎌足, 614 – November 14, 669) 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
* 1 Biography * 2 Legacy * 3 Popular culture * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References
Kamatari was born to the
Nakatomi clan , was the son of Nakatomi no
Mikeko , and named NAKATOMI NO KAMATARI (中臣 鎌足) at birth. He
was a friend and supporter of the Prince Naka no Ōe, later Emperor
Tenji . Kamatari was the head of the Jingi no Haku, or Shinto
ritualists; as such, he was one of the chief opponents of the
increasing power and prevalence of
Kamatari was a leader in the development of what became known as the Taika Reforms , a major set of reforms based on Chinese models and aimed at strengthening Imperial power. He acted as one of the principal editors responsible for the development of the Japanese legal code known as Sandai-kyaku-shiki , sometimes referred to as the Rules and Regulations of the Three Generations.
During his life Kamatari continued to support Prince Naka no Ōe, who became Emperor Tenji in 661. Tenji granted him the highest rank Taishōkan (or Daishokukan) (大織冠) and a new clan name, Fujiwara (藤原), as honors.
In the 13th century, the main line of the Fujiwara family split into
five houses: Konoe , Takatsukasa , Kujō , Nijō and Ichijō . These
five families in turn provided regents for the Emperors, and were thus
known as the
Five Regent Houses . The
Tachibana clan (samurai) also
claimed descent from the Fujiwara.
Until the marriage of the Crown Prince
Among Kamatari's descendants are
* Portrayed by Noh Seung-jin in the 2012-2013 KBS1 TV series The King\'s Dream .
* Tōshi Kaden , a bibliographic record
* ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Tadahira" in
Japan Encyclopedia, p. 203, p. 203, at
Google Books ; Brinkley, Frank
et al. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest
Times to the End of the Meiji Era, p. 203., p. 203, at
* ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard . (1962). Sovereign and Subject, pp.
* ^ A B C D "Fujiwara no Kamatari". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo:
* Brinkley, Frank and
Dairoku Kikuchi . (1915). A History of the
Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era.
New York: Encyclopædia Britannica.
* v * t * e
Fujiwara family tree
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* In the 13th century, the main line of the Fujiwara family split into five families or houses: the Kujō , Nijō and Ichijō (descendants of Kanezane); and also the Konoe and Takatsukasa (descendants of Motozane).
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 25972163 * LCCN : n83018951 * SUDOC : 154010510 * NDL : 00625896
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