Fujiwara no Otsugu

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Fujiwara no Otsugu
Fujiwara no Otsugu.jpg
Illustration by Kikuchi Yōsai, from Zenken Kojitsu
Family Fujiwara Shikike
Father Fujiwara no Momokawa
Born 773
Died August 22, 843
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Fujiwara".

Fujiwara no Otsugu (藤原 緒嗣?, 773 – August 22, 843) was a Japanese statesman, courtier, politician and editor during the Heian period.[1] He is credited as one of the collaborative compilers of the Nihon Kōki.[2]

Career at court[edit]

He was a minister during the reigns of Emperor Saga, Emperor Junna and Emperor Nimmyō.[1]

  • 788 (Enryaku 7, 2nd month): He received his first court rank.[3]
  • 825 (Tenchō 2): From the rank of Dainagon, Otsugu was raised to the position of Udaijin (Minister of the Right).[4]
  • 832 (Tenchō 9):Otsugu was named Sadaijin (Minister of the Left).[1]
  • 843 (Jōwa 10): Work was completed on the multi-volume Nihon Kōki; and Otsugu was a significant contributor.[2]


Otsugu's father was Fujiwara no Momokawa.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Otsugu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 208, p. 208, at Google Books.
  2. ^ a b Nussbaum, "Nihon Kōki" in p. 709, p. 709, at Google Books.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 88., p. 88, at Google Books
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 104., p. 104, at Google Books