Fujiwara no Takayoshi (藤原隆能)

FUJIWARA no Takayoshi (year of birth and death unknown) was a painter during the late Heian period. He was related to the FUJIWARA no Uona line of the Northern House of the Fujiwara clan. He was the son of Saemon no suke (assistant captain of the Left Division of Outer Palace Guards) FUJIWARA no Kiyotsuna or Chunagon (vice-councilor of state) FUJIWARA no Kiyotaka. Shogoi (Senior Fifth Rank), Tonomo no kami (the Director of the Imperial Palace Keeper's Bureau), Edokoro-azukari (head of a government office for paintings). He was the founder of the Edokoro Ichi school (絵所一流).

He painted pictures on doors of the Tobakongoshinin Temple in 1154. Further, he is considered to be the painter of "Genji Monogatari Emaki" (Illustrated handscrolls of the Tale of Genji).

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