Kose no Notari (巨勢野足)

KOSE no Notari (750 - January 9, 817) was an army general and politician in the early Heian period. He was the direct descendant of the Kose clan whose ancestor was KOSE no Okara, the 5th son of TAKEUCHI no Sukune.

Notari was the oldest son of KOSE no Naemaro who reached Shoshiinoge (Senior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade), and assumed Shikibu no taifu (Senior Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Ceremonial), Sachuben (Middle Controller of the Left) and Kawachi no kami (the governor of Kawachi Province). Notari was the descendant of the oldest son of KOSE no Sakaimaro who reached Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank) and assumed Sangi (Royal Advisor) and Sadaiben (Major Controller of the Left). Notari was the father of KOSE no Koshu. Notari was the first Kurodo no to (Head Chamberlain). KOSE no Kanaoka was his descendant.

As the vice general, he led the punitive expedition army to Ezo with SAKANOUE no Tamuramaro. In 810, he was appointed to Kurodo no to along with FUJIWARA no Fuyutsugu, which shows he was highly valued also in the political community.

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