Hojo Sadahusa (北条貞房)

Sadahusa HOJO (1272 - January 11, 1310) was from the Hojo clan in the late Kamakura Period. He was commonly called Sadahusa OSARAGI. His father was Nobutoki HOJO from the Hojo clan (Osaragi line).

After he successively held the posts of Hikitsukeshu (Coadjutor of the High Court) and Hyojoshu (a member of Council of State), he took up for his post as Rokuhara Tandai Minamikata (Rokuhara Tandai South) from November 20, 1308 (January 1, 1309 in new calendar). His official rank was also promoted from Jugoinojo (Junior Fifth Rank, Upper Grade), Echizen no kuni kokushi (the provincial governor of Echizen Province), Shikibu taijo (Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Ceremonial) to Gyobu shoyu (deputy minister of Justice department). He died on January 11, 1310 at the young age of 38 in Kyoto.

He was excellent as a kajin (waka poet) and a lot of his pieces were included in "Gyokuyo Wakashu" (Jeweled Leaves Collection) and "Shokusenzai Wakashu" (Waka Collection of a Thousand Years Continued).

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