Fujiwara no Tsuginawa

Fujiwara no Tsuginawa (藤原継縄, 727–796), also known as Fujiwara no Tsugutada,[1] was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Nara period.[2]

Fujiwara no Tsuginawa
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ParentsFujiwara no Toyonari (father)


In 780 (Hōki 11), Tsuginawa is given the title sei-i-tai-shogun (barbarian subduing general) for an expedition to northern Honshu to subdue the emishi, also known as the ebisu.[3]

Tsuginawa served as a minister during the reign of Emperor Kanmu.

  • 788 (Enryaku 7, 1st month): Tsuginawa participates in the coming of age ceremony for Ate-shinno (安殿親王) who would become Emperor Heizei.[4]
  • 790 (Enryaku 9, 2nd month): Tsuginawa was named udaijin.[5]
  • 796 (Enryaku 15, 16th day of the 7th month): Tsuginawa died at age 70.[6]


This member of the Fujiwara clan was the son of Toyonari.[2]

Selected worksEdit

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Fujiwara no Tsuginawa, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 10 works in 10+ publications in 1 language and 50+ library holdings.[7]

  • 続日本紀 (1657)
  • Shoku Nihongi (1940)


  1. ^ Library of Congress Authority File, Fujiwara, Tsuginawa
  2. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Tsuginawa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 211, p. 211, 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
  3. ^ Brinkley, pp. 220–221., p. 220, at Google Books
  4. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 88, p. 88, at Google Books; see "Fousiwara-no Tsougou tsouna", pre-Hepburn romanization
  5. ^ Titsingh, p. 89, p. 89, at Google Books.
  6. ^ Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past, p. 278, p. 278, at Google Books; Titsingh, p. 90, p. 90, at Google Books.
  7. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived December 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine: 藤原継縄 727-796?


  • 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
  • Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon (Nihon Odai Ichiran). Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691