Fujiwara no Kiyokado (藤原清廉)

FUJIWARA no Kiyokado (year of birth and death unknown) was a lower-ranking government official during the mid Heian period.


Conferred to Okura no shojo (Junior Secretary of Ministry of the Ministry of the Treasury) and Shorokuinojo (Senior Sixth Rank, Upper Grade) in 997 for the Engyo-ji Temple's rent.

Conferred to Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade) in 1004. Also known as a flamboyant feudal lord who had manors in Yamashiro Province, Yamato Province, and Iga Province.

In 1018, he was consulted about rebuilding the burnt down Kofuku-ji and Engyo-ji Temples.

Considering that he died soon thereafter at the age of 77, he was probably born later than 942.


In "Konjaku Monogatari shu" (The Tale of Times Now Past), he appears as a cat-hating character also called 'Nekoojinodaibu' (an official frightened by a cat). There is an anecdote that Yamato no kami (Governor of Yamato Province) FUJIWARA no Sukekimi, who noted his fear of cats, confined Kiyokado in a room and frightened him with cats as a punishment for unpaid kanmotsu (tribute goods paid as taxes or tithes) to urge him to pay.

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