Kujō family

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Kujō clan
The emblem (mon) of the Kujō clan
Parent house Fujiwara clan
Titles Various
Founder Kujō Michiie
Founding year 13th century
Dissolution extant
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.[1]

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

The fourth and fifth Shogun 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]

Notable members[edit]

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  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.