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Encyclopedia > Nakatomi no Kamatari

Fujiwara no Kamatari (藤原鎌足, 614669 A.D.) was the founder of the Fujiwara clan in Japan. His clan in birth was the Nakatomi. He was son of Nakatomi no Mikeko, and his name in birth was Nakatomi no Kamatari (中臣鎌足). He received the surname Fujiwara from Emperor Tenji of Japan just prior to dying.

He was a frined and supporter of the Prince Nakanooe, later the Emperor Tenji. In 645 Prince Nakanooe and Kamatari made a coup d'etat in the court. They slew Soga no Emishi who had a strong influence to the Empress Kogyoku. During his life Kamatari supported the Emperor Tenji. The Emperor gave him the highest rank Taishokukan and a new clan name, Fujiwara as honors.

His son was Fujiwara no Fuhito (or Fubito).

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Fujiwara no Kamatari (藤原鎌足, 614–669 A.D.) was the founder of the Fujiwara clan in Japan.
Kamatari was the head of the Jingi no Haku, or Shinto ritualists; as such, he was one of the chief opponents of the increasing power and prevalence of Buddhism in the court, and in the nation.
Kamatari's nephew, Nakatomi no Omimaro became head of Ise Shrine, and passed down the Nakatomi name.
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