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Fujiwara no Fusasaki
was a member of the Fujiwara clan and the founder of the Hokke branch
The Hokke was a cadet branch of the Fujiwara clan. It was founded by Fujiwara no FusasakiFusasaki had three brothers: Muchimaro, Maro and Umakai. These four brothers are known for having established the "four houses" of the Fujiwara....
of the Fujiwara.
Fusasaki was a Sangi
was an associate counselor in the Imperial court of Japan from the 8th century until the Meiji period in the 19th century.This was a position in the daijō-kan, or early feudal Japanese government...
(associate counselor) in the Daijō-kan.
He founded the temple of Sugimoto-dera in Kamakura
is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about south-south-west of Tokyo. It used to be also called .Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan as the seat of the Shogunate and of the Regency during the...
in 734 with the priest Gyōki
was a Japanese Buddhist priest of the Nara period, born in Ōtori county, Kawachi Province , to family of Korean Baekje descent. Gyōki became a monk at Asuka-dera temple in Nara at the age of 15, and studied under master Dōshō as one of his first pupils. Gyōki studied Yogacara , a core doctrine of...
(668–749). The temple's legend holds that Empress Komyo (701–760) in the Nara Period (710–794) instructed Fusasaki, the then high-ranking minister, and a famous priest named Gyoki (668–749) to build the temple enshrining a statue of Eleven-Headed Kan'non, or Ekadasamukha in Sanskrit, as the main object of worship. Priest Gyoki fashioned the statue himself because he was also a great sculptor.
Fusasaki' father was Fujiwara no Fuhito
Fujiwara no Fuhito was a powerful member of the imperial court of Japan during the Asuka and Nara periods...
(659–720); and Fusasaki was a parent of Fujiwara no Uona
Fujiwara no Uona was a member of the Fujiwara clan in Japan and occupied the position of sadaijin "Minister of the Left" in the ancient Japanese court. He was son of Fujiwara no Fusasaki ....
Fusasaki died of smallpox. He died in 737.