Fujiwara no Saneyori

Fujiwara no Saneyori (藤原 実頼, 900 – June 24, 970), also known as Onomiya-dono, was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.[1]

Fujiwara no Saneyori
藤原実頼
Fujiwara no Saneyori.jpg
Illustration by Kikuchi Yōsai, from Zenken Kojitsu
Imperial Regent of Japan
In office
July 31, 967 – June 24, 970
MonarchReizei
En'yū
Preceded byFujiwara no Tadahira
Succeeded byFujiwara no Koretada
Personal details
Born900
DiedJune 24, 970(970-06-24) (aged 69–70)
Heian Kyō (Kyōto)
ParentsFujiwara no Tadahira (father)
Minamoto no Junshi (mother)

CareerEdit

He was a minister during the reigns of Emperor Reizei and Emperor En'yū.[1]

  • May 4, 944 (Tengyō 7, 9th day of the 4th month): Saneyori was elevated to the position of udaijin in the Imperial court hierarchy.[2]
  • May 19, 947 (Tenryaku 1, 26th day of the 4th month): Saneyori is promoted to the positions of sadaijin and grand general of the left.[3]
  • 949 (Tenryaku 3, 1st month): Saneyori and his brother Morosuke shared the duties of daijō-daijin during a period of Fujiwara no Tadahira's ill-health.[3]
  • 958 (Tentoku 2, 3rd month): Saneyori was granted special permission to travel in a wheeled vehicle.[4]
  • March 26, 963 (Ōwa 3, 28th day of the 2nd month): Saneyori presided at the coming of age ceremonies for Norihira-shinnō (憲平親王) who would later become Emperor Reizei.[5]
  • July 31, 967 (Kōhō 4, 22nd day of the 6th month): Saneyori began serving as kampaku when Emperor Reizei assumed the throne in 967.
  • September 27, 969 (Anna 2, 13th day of the 8th month): Saneyori was appointed sesshō (regent).
  • June 24, 970 (Tenroku 1, 18th day of the 5th month): Saneyori died at age 70; and he was posthumously elevated to the first class in rank.[6]

After his death, Saneyori's nephew Koretada assumed his duties when he was named sesshō after his death.[7]

GenealogyEdit

This member of the Fujiwara clan was the son of Fujiwara no Tadahira.[1] Saneyori was the eldest son.[2] He had two brothers: Morosuke and Morotada.[8]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Saneyori" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 208, p. 208, 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, pp. 203, 259., p. 203, at Google Books
  2. ^ a b Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 138, p. 138, at Google Books; see "Fousiwara-no Sane yori", pre-Hepburn romanization
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 139, p. 139, at Google Books.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 140, p. 140, at Google Books.
  5. ^ Titsingh, p. 141, p. 141, at Google Books.
  6. ^ Titsingh, p. 144, p. 144, at Google Books.
  7. ^ Brinkley, p. 259, p. 259, at Google Books; Titsingh, p. 144., p. 144, at Google Books
  8. ^ Brinkley, p. 257, p. 257, at Google Books.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691