|Parent house||Fujiwara clan|
|Founder||Fujiwara no Muchimaro|
|Founding year||8th century|
The Nanke (藤原南家 Fujiwara Nanke?) was a cadet branch of the Fujiwara clan. It was founded by Fujiwara no Muchimaro Muchimaro had three brothers: Fusasaki, and Maro and Umakai. These four brothers are known for having established the "four houses" of the Fujiwara. The Nanke is sometimes identified as the "southern house".
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2005). "Fujiwara no Muchimaro" at Japan Encyclopedia, p. 207, p. 207, at Google Books.
- Brinkley, p. 203., p. 203, at Google Books; excerpt, "Muchimaro's home, being in the south (nan) of the capital, was called Nan-ke; Fusazaki's, being in the north (hoku), was termed Hoku-ke; Umakai's was spoken of as Shiki-ke, since he presided over the Department of Ceremonies (shiki), and Maro's went by the name of Kyō-ke, this term also having reference to his office."
- Brinkley, Frank and Dairoku Kikuchi. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era. New York: Encyclopædia Britannica. OCLC 413099
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
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