Hōjō Akitoki

Hōjō Akitoki (北条顕時; 1248 – 7 May 1301)[1] was a Japanese military leader during the Kamakura period (1185–1333). He was the third head of the Kanesawa-ryū [ja] of the Hōjō clan.

Pigment-on-silk portrait Hōjō Akitoki by an anonymous artist, held at Shōmyō-ji Temple in Kanagawa—a National Treasure of Japan
Tomb of Hōjō Akitoki

Akitoki was the son of Kanezawa Sanetoki and a daughter of Hōjō Masamura.[2] In 1257 Akitoki had his genpuku coming-of-age ceremony under the tokusō Hōjō Tokiyori and took the name Tokikata (時方). In 1260 he became a guard of the shōgun; he attended Prince Munetaka and studied poetry and other subjects.[3] He may have married Mugai Nyodai, but that is disputed, with some believing she was married to Hōjō Sanetoki.[4]

Akitoki died 7 May 1301[1] and was succeeded by his son Hōjō Sadaaki.[5] Akitoki's grave is in Shōmyō-ji [ja] in Kanagawa.[3] He is said to have had a love of learning, like his father,[6] and to have contributed to the establishment of the Kanazawa Bunko.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yasuda 1990, p. 536; Asahi Shinbunsha 1994.
  2. ^ Nagai 2006, p. 26; Asahi Shinbunsha 1994.
  3. ^ a b c Yasuda 1990, p. 536.
  4. ^ "Mugai". Darkwing.uoregon.edu. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  5. ^ Nagai 2003, p. 17.
  6. ^ Asahi Shinbunsha 1994.

Works citedEdit

  • Asahi Shinbunsha (1994). Asashi Nihon Rekishi Jinbutsu Jiten 朝日日本歴史人物事典 (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbunsha. ISBN 9784023400528.
  • Nagai, Susumu (2003). Kanezawa Sadaaki 金沢貞顕 (in Japanese). Yoshikawa Kōbunkan. ISBN 9784642052283.
  • Nagai, Susumu (2006). Kanazawa Hōjō-shi no kenkyū 金沢北条氏の研究 (in Japanese). Yagi Shoten. ISBN 9784840620253.
  • Yasuda, Motohisa, ed. (1990). Kamakura・ Muromachi Jinmei Jiten: Konpakuto-han 鎌倉・室町人名事典 : コンパクト版 (in Japanese). Shinjinbutsu Jūraisha. ISBN 9784404017574.