Fujiwara no Kanemichi

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Fujiwara no Kanemichi
Born 925
Died 977
Nationality Japanese
Parents Fujiwara no Morosuke (father)

Fujiwara no Kanemichi (藤原 兼通?, 925 – December 20, 977) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.[1]


Kanemichi served as a minister during the reign of Emperor En'yū. His chief rival was his younger brother, Kaneie, who was also raised to the position of regent during a different time frame.


This member of the Fujiwara clan was the son of Morosuke.[1] He was the second son.

Kanemichi had four brothers: Kaneie,[4] Kinsue,[5] Koretada,[6] and Tamemitsu.[7]


  1. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Tokihira" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 203, p. 203, at Google Books; Brinkley, Frank et al. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era, p. 203., p. 203, at Google Books
  2. ^ a b Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 145., p. 145, at Google Books; see "Fousiwara-no Kane mitsi", pre-Hepburn romanization
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 146., p. 146, at Google Books
  4. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Kaneie" at p. 203, p. 203, at Google Books
  5. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Kinsue" at p. 204, p. 204, at Google Books
  6. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Koretada" at p. 205, p. 205, at Google Books
  7. ^ Brinkley, p. 259., p. 259, at Google Books