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Fujiwara

[foo-jee-wahr-uh; Japanese foo-jee-wah-rah]
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noun
  1. a member of a powerful family in Japan who exercised power as regents in the name of the emperor, a.d. 858–1160.
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Historical Examples

  • We do know, however, that she was the daughter of Fujiwara Takasu, and that she was born in 1009.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

    Various

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

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

    Japan

    Various

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

    Japan

    Various

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

    Japan

    Various


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