Kazanin Iesada (花山院家定)

Iesada KAZANIN (花山院 家定, August 3, 1283 - June 10, 1342) was a Kugyo (high court noble) in the late Kamakura period. He worked for five emperors from Emperor Fushimi (the 92nd generation) to Emperor Godaigo (the 96th generation), and rose up to Juichii Udaijin (Junior First Rank, Minister of the Right) of official court ranks. His father was Gon Dainagon (Provisional Chief Councilor of State) Ienori KAZANIN. He had children such as Yoshisada KAZANIN, Tsunesada KAZANIN, and Nagasada KAZANIN.

In 1285, he was raised to the peerage for the first time. After that, he was promoted successively and held the positions like Jiju (Chamberlain), Sakone no chujo (Middle Captain of the Left Division of Inner Palace Guards), Ukone no chujo (Middle Captain of the Right Division of Inner Palace Guards), and Togu Gon no suke (Provisional Assistant Master of the Crown Prince's Quarters), and in 1291, he was appointed as Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank) and ranked with Kugyo. Then, he held the positions such as Sangi (Councilor) and Gon Chunagon (Provisional Vice-Councilor of State) and in 1305, he was appointed as Gon Dainagon. In 1315, he was appointed as Ukone no daisho (Major Captain of the Right Division of Inner Palace Guards), and in 1318, he was appointed as Udaijin. He resigned his position as Ukone no daisho. In 1319, he was promoted to Juichii. And he resigned his position as Udaijin. In 1323, when he was 41 years old, he entered into priesthood and retired from the political world. After that, he was called Konkoin Nyudo (monk).