Emperor Shirakawa
Emperor Shirakawa (白河天皇, Shirakawa-tennō, July 7, 1053 – July 24, 1129) was the 72nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Shirakawa's reign lasted from 1073 to 10...
Ōshikōchi no Mitsune
Ōshikōchi no Mitsune (凡河内 躬恒) was an early Heian administrator and waka poet of the Japanese court (859–925), and a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. He was sent as the governor of Kai, Izumi...
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Ichirai
Ichirai (一来, died 1180) was a Japanese warrior monk who supported the Minamoto clan of samurai against their rivals, the Taira clan.Ichirai-hōshi is best known for his part in the battle of Uji. He wa...
Fujiwara no Yoshifusa
Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (藤原 良房, 804 – October 7, 872), also known as Somedono no Daijin or Shirakawa-dono, was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.When Yoshifusa's ...
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Minamoto no Tametomo
Minamoto no Tametomo (源 為朝, 1139 – April 23, 1170) (also known as Chinzei Hachirō Tametomo (鎮西 八郎 為朝)) was a samurai who fought in the Hōgen Rebellion of 1156. He was the son of Minamoto no Ta...
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Fujiwara no Mototsune
Fujiwara no Mototsune (藤原 基経, 836 – February 25, 891), also known as Horikawa Daijin (堀川大臣), was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician of the early Heian period.He was born the third s...
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Fujiwara no Yasunori
Fujiwara no Yasunori (藤原 保則, 825 – May 23, 895) was a Japanese court noble and an administrator in early Heian Period. His father was Fujiwara no Sadao from South-fujiwara clan. His first son, Fuj...
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Gochi-in no Tajima
Gochi-in no Tajima (五智院 但馬), called Tajima the arrow-cutter, was a warrior monk from Mii-dera who fought alongside the Minamoto clan forces, and many of his fellow Mii-dera monks at the Battle of ...
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Minamoto no Yorimitsu
Minamoto no Yorimitsu (源 頼光, 948 – August 29, 1021), also known as Minamoto no Raikō, served the regents of the Fujiwara clan along with his brother Yorinobu, taking the violent measures the Fujiw...
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Fujiwara no Tsunekiyo
Fujiwara no Tsunekiyo (藤原 経清, died October 22, 1062) was a member of the martial Hidesato branch of the Fujiwaras and was the father of Fujiwara no Kiyohira, founder of the Northern Fujiwara dynas...
Tomb of Minamoto no Yoritomo
The tomb of Minamoto no Yoritomo (源頼朝の墓) (see photo below) is a monument in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, located some hundred meters north of the site where the palace called Ōkura Bakufu, seat of M...
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Emperor Seiwa
Emperor Seiwa (清和天皇, Seiwa-tennō, 850–878) was the 56th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Seiwa's reign spanned the years from 858 through 876.
Seiwa was t...
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Gyōi
Gyōi (行 意, 1177? - December 29, 1217), son of Fujiwara no Motofusa, was a Japanese poet and Buddhist monk of the late Heian, early Kamakura periods. Also known as 山科僧正, he is a member of New Thirt...
Fujiwara no Nobuyori
Fujiwara no Nobuyori (藤原 信頼, 1133 - February 6, 1160) was one of the chief allies of Minamoto no Yoshitomo in the Heiji Rebellion of 1159. As a member of the Fujiwara clan, Nobuyori might have bee...
Taira no Tadamori
Taira no Tadamori (平 忠盛, 1096 – February 10, 1153) was a Taira clan samurai, father of Taira no Kiyomori, and member of the Kebiishi (Imperial police force). Tadamori was also governor of the prov...
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Emishi
The Emishi or Ebisu (蝦夷) constituted a group of people who lived in northeastern Honshū in the Tōhoku region which was referred to as michi no oku (道の奥) in contemporary sources. The origin of ...
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Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経, 1159 – June 15, 1189) was a general of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura period. Yoshitsune was the ninth son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, ...
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Minamoto no Mitsunaka
Minamoto no Mitsunaka (源 満仲, April 29, 912? – October 6, 997), son of Minamoto no Tsunemoto, was a samurai and Court official of Japan's Heian period. Mitsunaka belonged to the Seiwa Genji branch ...
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Emperor Go-Sanjō
Emperor Go-Sanjō (後三条天皇, Go-Sanjō-tennō, September 3, 1034 – June 15, 1073) was the 71st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Go-Sanjō's reign spanned the years f...
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Emperor Murakami
Emperor Murakami (村上天皇, Murakami-tennō, 14 July 926 – 5 July 967) was the 62nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Murakami's reign spanned the years from 946 t...
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Sarumaru Dayū
Sarumaru no Taifu, also known as Sarumaru no Dayū (猿丸大夫, sarumaru no taifu/dayū) was a waka poet in the early Heian period. He is a member of the Thirty Six Poetic Sages (三十六歌仙, sanjūr...
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Fujiwara no Tadahira
Fujiwara no Tadahira (藤原 忠平, 880 – September 14, 949) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.He is also known as Teishin-Kō (貞信公) or Ko-ichijō Dono (小一条殿) or Ko-...
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Fujiwara no Tadataka
Fujiwara no Tadataka (藤原 隆忠, 1163 - 1245), first son of regent Matsudono Motofusa, was a Kugyō (high-ranking Japanese official) of the late Heian and Kamakura periods.Despite being first-born, he ...
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Abe no Munetō
Abe no Munetō (安倍 宗任, 1032 - March 18, 1108) was a samurai of the Abe clan during the Heian period of Japan. He was the son of Abe no Yoritoki, the head of the Abe clan of Emishi who were allowed ...
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Hiki Yoshikazu
Hiki Yoshikazu (比企 能員, died October 8, 1203) was a Japanese warrior-noble of the Kamakura period related to the ruling Minamoto clan through his daughter's marriage. He, and much of the Hiki clan,...
Emperor Go-Suzaku
Emperor Go-Suzaku (後朱雀天皇, Go-Suzaku-tennō, December 14, 1009 – February 7, 1045) was the 69th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Go-Suzaku's reign spanned the y...
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Taira no Atsumori
Taira no Atsumori (平 敦盛) (1169–1184) was a samurai famous for his early death in single combat. At the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani, Atsumori engaged Kumagai Naozane, an ally of the Minamoto, and was ki...
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Kūkai
Kūkai (空海), also known posthumously as Kōbō-Daishi (弘法大師, The Grand Master Who Propagated the Buddhist Teaching), 774–835, was a Japanese monk, civil servant, scholar, poet, and artist, founde...
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Fujiwara no Tadamichi
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 w...