Kujō family

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Kujō clan
The emblem (mon) of the Kujō clan
Parent houseFujiwara clan
FounderKujō Michiie
Founding year13th century
Cadet branches

Kujō family (九条家, Kujō-ke) was a Japanese aristocratic kin group.[1] The Kujō was a branch of the Fujiwara clan.[2]


The family was founded by Kujō Michiie, Fujiwara no Tadamichi’s son.[1]

The Kujō was one of the five Fujiwara families from which the Sesshō and Kampaku were chosen.[1]

The fourth and fifth shōgun of the Kamakura shogunate, Kujō Yoritsune and Kujō Yoritsugu, came from this clan.[citation needed]

The Kujō family were sponsors of the Kitano Shrine. In 1219, Kujō Michiie (1191–1252) offered "Kitano Tenjin Engi Emaki" (Illustrated Scroll of the History of the Kitano Shrine) to the Kitano shrine.[citation needed]

After the Meiji Restoration, members of the Kujō clan were elevated to princedom and given the title Prince.

Sadako, the empress of Emperor Taishō and mother of Hirohito was a member of this family.[2]

Head Family[edit]

  1. Fujiwara no Kanezane
  2. Kujo Yoshitsune
  3. Kujo Michiie
  4. Kujo Norizane
  5. Kujo Tadaie
  6. Kujo Tadanori
  7. Kujo Moronori
  8. Kujo Fusazane
  9. Kujo Michinori
  10. Kujo Tsunenori
  11. Kujo Tadamoto
  12. Kujo Mitsuie
  13. Kujo Masatada
  14. Kujo Masamoto
  15. Kujo Hisatsune
  16. Kujo Tanemichi
  17. Kujo Kanetaka
  18. Kujo Yukiie
  19. Kujo Michifusa
  20. Kujo Kaneharu
  21. Kujo Sukezane
  22. Kujo Morotaka
  23. Kujo Yukinori
  24. Kujo Tanemoto
  25. Kujo Naozane
  26. Kujo Michisaki
  27. Kujo Sukeie
  28. Kujo Suketsugu
  29. Kujo Hisatada
  30. Kujo Yukitsune (1823-1859)
  31. Kujo Michitaka
  32. Kujo Michizane (1870-1993)
  33. Kujo Michihide (1895-1961)
  34. Kujo Michihiro (1933-2017)
  35. Kujo Michinori

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Kujō," Nobiliare du Japon, p. 25; retrieved 2013-7-7.
  2. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kujō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 571.