Kajuji Tsunenao (勧修寺経直)

Tsunenao KAJUJI (date of birth unknown - April 5, 1449) was a court noble, or Kugyo (the top court official), in the Muromachi period.

He was the sixth family head of the Kajuji family which was Tosho-ke (the hereditary lineage of court nobles occupying relatively high ranks), and the main branch of Kanroji of the Takafuji group of the Northern House of the Fujiwara clan, an important noble family.


He was a son of Gon Dainagon (provisional chief councilor of state) Tsunetoyo KAJUJI. He was an adopted son of Gon Chunagon (provisional vice-councilor of state) Tsuneoki KAJUJI, his elder brother.

Jun-daijin (Vice Minister) Norihide KAJUJI, his nephew, was his adopted child, and his biological child was Gon Chunagon Tsuneshige KAJUJI (an adopted child of Norihide KAJUJI).

In March 10, 1449, he became Sangi (councilor), the highest attainable position. The most senior rank he achieved was Shoshiinoge (Senior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade).

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