Fujiwara no Toyonari

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Fujiwara no Toyonari
Born 704
Died 765
Nationality Japanese
Parents Fujiwara no Muchimaro (father)

Fujiwara no Toyonari (藤原豊成, 704–765) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Nara period.[1]


Toyonari served as a minister during the reigns of Emperor Shōmu, Empress Kōken, Emperor Junnin and Empress Shōtoku.

  • 749 ( 4th month): Toyonari was promoted in rank from dainagon to a rank equivalent to udaijin.[2]
  • 765 (Tenroku 3, 11th month): Toyonari died at age 62.[3]


This member of the Fujiwara clan was the son of Muchimaro.[1] Toyonari's brothers were Nakamaro[4] and Otomaro.[5]

Toyonari was the father of Fujiwara no Tsuginawa.[6]


  1. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Toyonari" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 211, p. 211, 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. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 73, p. 73, at Google Books; see "Fousiwara-no Toyo nari", pre-Hepburn romanization
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 78, p. 78, at Google Books.
  4. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Nakamoro" at p. 207, p. 207, at Google Books
  5. ^ Brinkley, p. 259., p. 259, at Google Books
  6. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Tsuginawa" at p. 211, p. 211, at Google Books