Fujiwara no Tadahira

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Fujiwara no Tadahira
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Born 880
Died 949
Nationality Japanese
Parents Fujiwara no Mototsune (father)

Fujiwara no Tadahira (藤原 忠平, 880 – September 14, 949) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.[1] He is also known as Teishin-Kō (貞信公) or Ko-ichijō Dono (小一条殿) or Ko-ichijō daijō-daijin.[1]


Tadahira was a kuge (Japanese noble) who is credited with writing and publishing Engishiki.[1] He is one of the principle editors responsible for the development of the Japanese legal code known as Sandai-kyaku-shiki, sometimes referred to as the Rules and Regulations of the Three Generations.[2]

Tadahira served as regent under Emperor Suzaku who ruled from 930 to 946.


This member of the Fujiwara clan was the son of Mototsune.[1] Tadahira's brothers were Fujiwara no Tokihira and Fujiwara no Nakahira.[5] Emperor Murakami was the maternal nephew of Tadahira.

Tadahira took over the head of the Hokke branch of the Fujiwara clan in 909 when his elder brother Tokihira died.

Wives and progeny

He was married to Minamoto no Junshi (源 順子), daughter of Emperor Kōkō.

They had a son.

He was also married to Monamoto no Shōshi (源 昭子), daughter of Minamoto no Yoshiari.

They had several children.

Daughters' mothers were unknown. (She might be Junshi or Shōshi.)

  • Kishi (貴子) (904–962) - consort of Crown Prince Yasuakira
  • Kanshi (寛子) (906–945) - consort of Imperial Prince Shigeakira

Selected works

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Fujiwara no Tadahiro, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 9 works in 13 publications in 2 languages and 201 library holdings.[8]

  • 延喜式 (1723)[9]
  • 延喜式 (1828)
  • Teishinkōki: the Year 939 in the Journal of Regent Fujiwara no Tadahira (1956)



  1. ^ a b c d e f Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Tadahira" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 209, p. 209, 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. ^ Brinkley, p. 177., p. 177, at Google Books
  3. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 133., p. 133, at Google Books; see "Fousiwara-no Tada fira", pre-Hepburn romanization
  4. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 135., p. 135, at Google Books
  5. ^ Brinkley, p. 241., p. 241, at Google Books
  6. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Saneyori" in p. 208, p. 208, at Google Books; Titsingh, p. 138., p. 138, at Google Books
  7. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Morosuke" in p. 206, p. 206, at Google Books.
  8. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived December 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.: Fujiwara, Tadahira 880-949
  9. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Tokihira" in p. 210, p. 210, at Google Books.


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