|Fujiwara no Kiyohira|
|Name(s)||Fujiwara no Kiyohira|
|Status||Samurai, Founder of Hiraizumi/ Northern Fujiwara Dynasty|
|Location||Oshu City, Japan|
Fujiwara no Kiyohira spent the beginning of his life immersed in a community constantly at war with Japanese central authorities. He was born during the Nine Years War (Zenkunan War) and participated significantly the Three Years War (Gosannen War) later on in his life. He lost majority of his relatives as a result of war. His father was beheaded but Japanese officials and these tragic events would shape Fujiwara no Kiyohira's life. Despite suffering many losses, including his son and wife during the Three Years War, he was ultimately victorious in that war and later settled in Fort Toyota.
Chuson-ji is a museum that was first created in 1100 by Fujiwara no Kiyohira. His mummy is placed in the central altar and surrounding him are other mummies who were previous leaders in the Hiraizumi era.
Chūson-ji | Museums in Japan. (n.d). Ivcs.net. Retrieved 23 March 2016, from http://www.ivcs.net/2014/chuson-ji/
Sansom, George (1958). A History of Japan to 1334. Stanford University Press. p. 249-252.
The History of Hiraizumi. (n.d.). Hiraizumi.or.jp. Retrieved 23 March 2016, from http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/history/index.html