Oe no Masafusa

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Ôe no Masafusa was a celebrated scholar and tutor to the emperors Shirakawa, Horikawa, and Toba. His title was Gon-Chûnagon (Acting Middle Counselor), and he is most known for being the author of a work called Kôke shidai, which is one of the mose valuable historical sources of information on ceremonial and public functions in the eleventh century. He died at age 71, in 1111.


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