Fujiwara no Tsunezane (藤原経実)

FUJIWARA no Tsunezane (1068 - November 21, 1131) was a kugyo (the top court officials) of the late Heian period. He was the third son of FUJIWARA no Morozane, Sessho (regent). His mother was the daughter of FUJIWARA no Motosada. His own children include FUJIWARA no Tsunemune and MINAMOTO no Yoshiko (wife of Emperor Goshirakawa). Shonii (Senior Second Rank), Gon Dainagon (a provisional chief councilor of state), Chugu Gon no daibu (provisional master of the Consort's Household), and Azechi (inspector of the provincial government).

According to "Chuyuki," a diary of FUJIWARA no Munetada, he liked heavy drinking with heroic samurai, in which he showed the wild side of him in that he threw small stones at neighbors in a drunken moment.

After his death, his daughter Yoshiko became the mother of Emperor Nijo, bringing good luck to the family; his legitimate son Tsunemune was promoted to Sadaijin (minister of the left) and his offspring's thrived well as the Oinomikado family, one of the Seiga family (one of the highest court noble families in Japan at that time).


1075: Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade)

1080: Jiju (chamberlain) (Genpuku ceremony in the same year) and Ukone no shosho (Minor Captain of the Right Division of Inner Palace Guards).

1081: Jugoinojo (Junior Fifth Rank, Upper Grade), also served as Bingo Gon no Suke (provisional assistant governor of Bingo Province).
January 1082 (December 1081 in old calendar): Shogoinoge (Senior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade)

1082: Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade) and Uchujo (Middle Captain of the Right Division of Inner Palace Guards).

1083: Jushiinojo (Junior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade)

1084: Shoshiinoge (Senior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade), and Kurodo no to (Head Chamberlain).
January 1085 (December 1084 in old calendar): Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank)

1088: Shosanmi (Senior Third Rank), then Junii (Junior Second Rank)

1091: Sangi (royal adviser)

1093: Also served as Omi no gon no kami (Provisional Governor of Omi Province).

1096: Chunagon (vice-councilor of state)

1098: Shonii (Senior Second Rank)

1100: Chunagon

1102: Gon Dainagon

1115: Dainagon (chief councilor of state)

1120: Also served as Azechi

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