Minamoto no Yoshiie
Minamoto no Yoshiie (源 義家; 1039 – 4 August 1106), also known as Hachimantarō, was a Minamoto clan samurai of the late Heian period, and Chinjufu shogun (Commander-in-chief of the defense of the North)...
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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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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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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...
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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Emperor Suzaku
Emperor Suzaku (朱雀天皇, Suzaku-tennō, July 24, 922 – October 7, 952) was the 61st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Suzaku's reign spanned the years from 930 thr...
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Emperor Junna
Emperor Junna (淳和天皇, Junna-tennō, c. 785 – 11 June 840) was the 53rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Junna reigned from 823 to 833.
Junna had six Empre...
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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Konoe Iezane
Konoe Iezane (近衛 家実, 1179 – January 19, 1243), son of Motomichi, was a court noble (Kugyō) of the early Kamakura period. His sons include: Takatsukasa Kanehira, Konoe Iemichi (近衛家通, 1204...
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Hatakeyama Shigetada
Hatakeyama Shigetada (畠山 重忠, 1164–1205), also known in art as Shirafuji Hikoshichirō, was a samurai who fought in the Genpei War, in Japan. Originally fighting for the Taira clan, he switched side...
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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 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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Tankei
Tankei (湛慶 1173 – June 13, 1256) was a Japanese sculptor of the Kei school, which flourished in the Kamakura period. He was the student of and eldest son of the master sculptor Unkei.
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Konoe Motomichi
Konoe Motomichi (近衛 基通, 1160 – July 8, 1233) was a Kugyō (high-ranking Japanese official) from the late Heian period to the early Kamakura period. His father was Motozane, the founder of Konoe fam...
Fujiwara no Yoshisuke
Fujiwara no Yoshisuke (813-867) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.
He was a minister during the reign of Emperor Montoku.Yoshisuke helped to write the S...
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Emperor Horikawa
Emperor Horikawa (堀河天皇, Horikawa-tennō, August 8, 1078 – August 9, 1107) was the 73rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Horikawa's reign spanned the years from...
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Minamoto no Yoshitsuna
Minamoto no Yoshitsuna (源 義綱) (c. 1042 – 1134), also called Kamo Jirō (鴨 次郎), was a samurai of the Minamoto clan, and brother of Minamoto no Yoshiie.Yoshitsuna rebelled against the Court when his son,...
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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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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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...
Hasebe Nobutsura
Hasebe Nobutsura (Japanese: 長谷部 信連(はせべ のぶつら)) (year of birth unknown - Kempo-6 (1218) was a military commander between the end of Heian period and the beginning of Kamakura period. He was the son of ...
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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,...
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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