The Madenokoji family (万里小路家)
The Madenokoji family were kuge (court nobles) with kakaku (family status) of meike (the fourth highest status for court nobles). They were from the Kajuji line of the Northern House of the Fujiwara clan. Its kamon (family crest) is Take ni suzume (bamboo and sparrow). Karoku (hereditary stipend) in the Edo Period was 390 koku (approx. 70.4 cubic meters).
This family was founded during the middle of the Kamakura Period by Sukemichi MADENOKOJI, the fourth son of FUJIWARA no Suketsune (Suketsune KANROJI, Suketsune YOSHIDA).