Takatsukasa family

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Takatsukasa.
Takatsukasa family
Parent house Konoe family (Fujiwara clan)
Titles Various
Founder Fujiwara Kanehira
Founding year 13th century
Dissolution still extant

Takatsukasa clan (鷹司家 Takutsukasa-ke?) was a Japanese aristocratic kin group.[1] The Takatsukasa was a branch of the Fujiwara clan.[2]


The family was founded by Fujiwara Kanehira (1228– 1294), who was the sixth son of Konoe Iezane. He was the first to take this name.[1] The family took its name from the section of Kyoto in which they resided. The family crest is the peony.[citation needed]

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

The Takatsukasa family died out in the Sengoku period. Later, at the beginning of the Edo period, a son of Nijō Haruyoshi took the name Takatsukasa Nobufusa and revived the household which halted at Tadafuyu.[citation needed]

Nobufusa's daughter Takako married Iemitsu, the third Tokugawa shogun; but she had no son.[citation needed]

In 1869, the head of the Takatsukasa family became duke in the kazoku system.[1] Princess Kazuko, the third daughter of Hirohito, the Emperor Showa, married the heir of Takatsukasa.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Nijō," Nobiliare du Japon, p. 58; retrieved 2013-8-13.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Takatsukasa-ke" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 937.

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