Kujō Yoritsugu (九条頼嗣, December 17, 1239 – October 14, 1256; r. 1244–1252), also known as Fujiwara no Yoritsugu, was the fifth shogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan. His father was the 4th Kamakura shogun, Kujō Yoritsune and his mother was Minamoto no Yoshiko daughter of second shogun Minamoto no yoriie and Granddaughter of First shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo.
Events of Yoritsugu shogunate
- 1244 (Kangen 2): In the spring of this year, a number of extraordinary phenomena in the skies over Kamakura troubled Yoritsugu's father Yoritsune deeply.
- 1244 (Kangen 2, 4th month): Yoritsugu had his coming-of-age ceremonies at age 6. In the same month, his father asked Emperor Go-Saga for permission to give up his responsibilities as shogun in favor of Yoritsugu.
- 1245 (Kangen 3, 7th month): Yoritsune shaved his head and became a Buddhist priest.
- 1246 (Kangen 4, 7th month): Yoritsugu married the sister of Hōjō Tsunetoki. He was seven and she was sixteen.
- September 1, 1256 (Kōgen 1, 11th day of the 8th month): Yoritsugu's father died at age 39.
- October 14, 1256 (Kōgen 1, 24th day of the 9th month): Yoritsugu died at the age of 18 years.
Eras of Yoritsugu's shogunate
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691.
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