Fujiwara no Tsunetsugu

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Fujiwara no Tsunetsugu
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Fujiwara".

Fujiwara no Tsunetsugu (藤原常嗣?, d. 840) was a Japanese scholar and diplomat.

Mission to China[edit]

In 833, Emperor Nimmyō named Tsunetsugu the Imperial ambassador to China.[1] He was the last envoy from Japan to China during the Heian period.[2]

The diplomatic mission left Kyushu in 838; Tsunetsugu returned to Japan in 839.[3] The mission party included the Buddhist monk Ennin.[2]

Related pages[edit]


  1. ^ Sansom, George Bailey. (1958). A History of Japan to 1334, p. 134.
  2. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Tsunetsugu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 211.
  3. ^ Sansom, p. 135.