Takatsukasa Kanehira (鷹司 兼平, 1228 – 1294), fourth son of Konoe Iezane, was a court noble (kugyo) and regent of the Kamakura period of Japan, and founding father of the Takatsukasa family.[1] His sons include Kanetada and Mototada.

Takatsukasa Kanehira

After holding some high-ranking positions in the court, in 1252 he was appointed Sessho and became the head of the Fujiwara clan. In 1254 he was appointed Kampaku. In 1290 he retired and became a priest. He was also known as a calligrapher.

Additionally, he features in the memoir of Lady Nijo, a high-ranking court woman who was forced to have a sexual relationship with him.[2][3]

References Edit

  1. ^ Richey, Jeffrey L. (2015-05-01). Daoism in Japan: Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-66285-3.
  2. ^ Copeland, Rebecca L.; Ramirez-Christensen, Esperanza (2001-07-31). The Father-Daughter Plot: Japanese Literary Women and the Law of the Father. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-6471-2.
  3. ^ Tonomura, Hitomi (2006). "Coercive Sex in the Medieval Japanese Court: Lady Nijō's Memoir". Monumenta Nipponica. 61 (3): 283–338. doi:10.1353/mni.2006.0036. ISSN 0027-0741. JSTOR 25066446. S2CID 162292906.