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[foo-jee-wahr-uh; Japanese foo-jee-wah-rah] /ˌfu dʒiˈwɑr ə; Japanese ˈfu dʒiˈwɑ rɑ/
a member of a powerful family in Japan who exercised power as regents in the name of the emperor, a.d. 858–1160. Unabridged
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  • We do know, however, that she was the daughter of Fujiwara Takasu, and that she was born in 1009.

  • Fujiwara Takasu's daughter (author of Sarashina Diary) born.

  • The imperial authority now passed virtually into the hands of the Fujiwara family.

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  • Michizane was a descendant of Nomi-no-Sukune, and did not belong to the Fujiwara family.

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  • After the exile of Michizane, the power of the Fujiwara family grew steadily.

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  • In truth the power of the Fujiwara family culminated in his days.

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  • The members of the Fujiwara clan could not compete with those of the Taira.

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  • His true name was Fujiwara Hidesato, and there is a very interesting story of how he came to change his name.

  • Throughout the Fujiwara era the centre of political gravity remained always in the court.

  • Murasaki Shikibu was the daughter of Fujiwara Tametoki, a scion of a junior branch of the famous family.

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