Fujiwara no Tamefusa (藤原為房)

Born in 1049 and passed away on May 4, 1115, FUJIWARA no Tamefusa was a Court noble in the late Heian period. His father was FUJIWARA no Takakata, who rose to Shosiinojo (Senior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade) and the Governor of Tajima Province. His mother was a daughter of TAIRA no Yukichika who rose to Uemon Gon no suke (provisional assistant captain of the Right Division of Outer Palace Guards). He had multiple wives, such as the daughter of MINAMOTO no Yorikuni, the Governor of Mino Province and the daughter of Ryuson at Soi (the rank of Buddhist priest), and he had some children, such as FUJIWARA no Tametaka (the founder of the Yoshida and Madenokoji families), FUJIWARA no Akitaka (the founder of the Hamuro family), a Buddhist priest Kanshin.

He carried out practical works with his wide range of knowledge, laying the foundation for the prosperity in later years of the Kajuji line of the Fujiwara clan. He left behind his diary 'Tamefusakyo Ki' (Record of the Lord Tamefusa). Together with OE no Masafusa and FUJIWARA no Korefusa, he was called 'saki no sanbo' (former three fusas).

1065: Nuidono Gon no suke (Provisional Assistant Director in the Bureau of the Wardrobe and Court Ladies)
1071: Kurodo (Chamberlain) of Emperor Gosanjo
1072: Sakone no shogen (Lieutenant of the Left Division of Inner Palace Guards)
1073: Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade)
1075: Governor of Totomi Province
1077: Chugu shojo (Junior Secretary in the Office of the Consort's Household)
1080: Jugoinojo (Junior Fifth Rank, Upper Grade), then Shogoinoge (Senior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade)
1081: Chugu Gon no taijo (Provisional Senior Secretary in the Office of the Consort's Household)
1083: Saemon Gon no suke (provisional assistant captain of the Left Division of Outer Palace Guards)
1084: Kurodo of Emperor Shirakawa
1086: Gon Sashoben (Provisional Minor Controller of the Left)
1088: Assistant Governor of Suo Province
1089: Sashoben (Minor Controller of the Left)
1090: Governor of Kaga Province
1091: Chugu taijo (Senior Secretary in the Office of the Consort's Household)
1092: He was demoted to Provisional Governor of Awa Province by the protest of both Enryaku-ji Temple and Hiyoshi-jinja Shrine. 1093: He was allowed to return to Kyoto.
1094: Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade)
1094: Shuri Gon no daibu (Provisional Master in the Office of Palace Repairs)
1095: Jushiinojo (Junior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade)
1096: Shoshiinoge (Senior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade)
1104: He held the additional post of Togu no suke (Assistant Master in the Crown Prince's Quarters). 1105: He held the additional post of the Governor of Owari Province.
1107: Shoshiinojo (Senior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade)
1108: Under Emperor Toba, he held Kurodo no to (Head Chamberlain) and additionally Kura no kami (Director in the Bureau of Palace Storehouses).
1109: Provisional Governor of Echizen Province
1111: Sangi (Royal Advisor)
1112: He held the additional post of Okurakyo (Minister of the Treasury).
1113: Provisional Governor of Bitchu Province and Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank)
1114: Shosanmi (Senior Third Rank)

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