Kose no Nademaro (巨勢奈弖麻呂)

KOSE no Nademaro (670 - May 11, 753) was a court noble in the Asuka period and Nara period. His highest position was Junii (Junior Second Rank) Dainagon (chief councilor of state). He was a son of gyoshi taifu (a chief of controlling officials) KOSE no Hito.

In the Jinshin War occurred in 672, his father Hito sided with the Emperor Kobun and was defeated. Nademaro was three years old at the time and his situation is unknown, but it is presumed that he was in exile together with other family members.

He was already 59 years old when he was conferred Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade) in 729. He was appointed as sangi (councilor) in 739 and became a member of kugyo (the top court officials) at the age of 69. After serving as Zoeikyo (minister for making and Mending Palaces) of Kuni-kyo capital and Rusukan (officer to guard while master's away), he was promoted to Chunagon (vice- councilor of state) in 745. In 746, he composed a waka poem at the palace of the Retired Empress Gensho. He was promoted to Dainagon, the highest official post, in 749 when he was near 80 years old. He served as the Rusukan of the Crown Prince on the occasion of Daibutsu Kaigen (the ceremony to consecrate the Great Buddha) in 752, and died in 753. His age at death was 84. He lived considerably long among the people of that time.