MINISTER OF THE RIGHT (右大臣, Udaijin) was a government position
Japan in the late Nara and Heian periods . The position was
consolidated in the
Taihō Code of 702. The
Asuka Kiyomihara Code of
689 marks the initial appearance of the udaijin in the context of a
central administrative body called the
Daijō-kan (Council of State).
Daijō-kan was composed of the three ministers—the
daijō-daijin (Chancellor), the sadaijin (Minister of the Left) and
The udaijin was the Junior Minister of State, overseeing all branches
of the Daijō-kan. He would be the deputy of the sadaijin .
The post of udaijin, along with the rest of the
gradually lost power over the 10th and 11th centuries, as the Fujiwara
came to dominate politics more and more. The system was essentially
powerless by the end of the 12th century, when the
Minamoto , a
warrior clan and branch of the imperial family, seized control of the
country from the court aristocracy (kuge ). However, it is not
entirely clear whether the
Daijō-kan system was formally dismantled
prior to the Meiji era.
Sesshō and Kampaku
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