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Fujiwara family(ii)locked

  • Sadako Ohki,
  • Cecil H. Uyehara,
  • Nicole Fabricand-Person
  •  and Joan H. O’Mara

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Japanese family of Courtiers, regents (sesshō, kanpaku) and artists. They wielded enormous power during much of the Heian period (ad 794–1185) and played a leading role in the regency government (sekkan seiji; ad 967–1068). The years 894–1185 are often referred to as the Fujiwara period. The Fujiwara clan was founded by Nakatomi no Kamatari (614–69), who had assisted Prince Naka no Oe (later Emperor Tenji, ...

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