Fujiwara no Mototada (藤原基忠)

FUJIWARA no Mototada (1056-December 18, 1098) was a court noble in the insei period (the period when the retired Emperor governed) of the Heian Period. He was a son of FUJIWARA no Tadaie and his mother was a first daughter of FUJIWARA no Tsunesuke.

There is a description recorded by OE no Masafusa that Mototada was dancing wildly at 'the big Dengaku festival in Eicho era' in 1095 raising 'kyushaku (2.7 meter long) no takaogi (to slowly wave a fan which is proudly held high)' though he was in position of Gonchunagon (provisional vice-councilor of state.)

Official court ranks

1066: Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade)
1068: Jiju (a chamberlain,) Sakone no shosho (minor captain of the left division of inner palace guards)
1069: Jugoinojo (Junior Fifth Rank, Upper Grade)
1070: Bizen gon no suke (provisional assistant governor of Bizen Province), concurrently
1072: Shogoinoge (Senior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade) and Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade)
1074: Tanba no suke (assistant governor of Tanba Province,) Jushiinojo (Senior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade), concurrently
1075: Shoshiinoge (Senior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade,) Sachujo (middle captain of the left division of inner palace guards)
1079: Mimasaka no suk, concurrently
1080: Kurodo no to (head chamberlain)
1081: Uchujo (middle captain of the right division of inner palace guards)
1082: Sangi (councilor)
1083: Omi no gon no kami (provisional governor of Omi Province), concurrently
1084: Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank) in 1084
1088: Shosanmi (Senior Third Rank), Sanuki no gon no kami, concurrently
1091: Gon Chunagon
1093: Junii (Junior Second Rank)
1095: Sahyoe no kami (captain of the left division of middle palace guards), concurrently
1097: Uemon no kami (captain of the right division of outer palace guards)

[Original Japanese]