Takatsukasa Kanehira (鷹司兼平)

Kanehira TAKATSUKASA (1228 - August 30, 1294) was a Kugyo (top court official) during the Kamakura period. He was a patriarch of the Takatsukasa family. He was the fourth son of Iezane KONOE. His sons were Kanetada TAKATSUKASA and Mototada TAKATSUKASA.

In 1238, he conferred Junii (Junior Second Rank), Gon no dainagon (provisional major councilor) and Ukone no taisho (Major Captain of the Right Palace Guards). Then, he had served in Udaijin (minister of the right) and Sadaijin (minister of the left). In 1252, he became Sessho (regent) and Toshi choja (chieftain of the Fujiwara family). In 1254, he became Kanpaku (chief adviser to the Emperor). Though he resigned Kanpaku, he was reappointed as Kanpaku and Uji no choja (chieftain of family) in 1275. In 1290, he became a priest. Right after building the Chieko-in Temple in 1294, he died. He had held the positions of Sessho and Kanpaku for 23 years. He was a well-known calligrapher and he was said to be a model of Konoe no otono for the travel literature "Towazugatari."

Career of job grade

Date = Chinese calendar
He celebrated his coming of age and was conferred Shogoinoge (Senior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade) on February 23, 1237.

He was appointed as Ukone no shosho (Minor Captain of the Right Palace Guards) on February 28.

On July 17, he was conferred Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade), and retained his position as Ukone no shosho.

On September 15, he was appointed to Ukonoe no chujo (Middle Captain of the Right Palace Guards).

On October 15, he was allowed to wear the Kinjiki (forbidden colors).

On January 5, 1238, he was promoted to Jushiinojo (Junior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade), Ukonoe no chujo.

On January 22, he was appointed as Harima gonno kami (Senior Provincial Governor of Harima) concurrently.

On January 27, he was promoted to Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank), and retained his position as Ukonoe no chujo.

On February 15 in leap year, he was appointed to Gon no chunagon (provisional middle councilor).

On April 18, he was appointed to Gon no dainagon (provisional major councilor).

On September 1, he was promoted to Shosanmi (Senior Third Rank), and retained his position as Gon no dainagon.

On November 6, he was promoted to Junii (Junior Second Rank), and retained his position as Gon no dainagon. He was appointed to Ukonoe no taisho (Major Captain of the Right Palace Guards) concurrently. On December 23, he was appointed as Umeryogyokan (Inspector of the Bureau of the Right Stables) concurrently.

On April 23, 1240, he was promoted to Shonii (Senior Second Rank), and retained his position as Gon no dainagon, Ukonoe no taisho and Umeryogyokan.

On April 17, 1241, he was appointed to Naidaijin (minister).

On April 18, he retained his position as Ukonoe no taisho.

On October 10, he resigned Ukonoe no taisho.

On June 13, 1244, he was appointed to Udaijin (minister of the right).

On December 24, 1246, he was appointed to Sadaijin (minister of the left).

On October 23, 1248, he was promoted to Juichii (Junior First Rank), and retained his position as Sadaijin.

On October 3, 1252, he became Sessho (regent). He became Fujiwarashi choja (chieftain of the Fujiwara clan). He retained his position as Sadaijin.

On November 3, he was appointed Dajodaijin (Prime Minister). He retained his position as Sessho and Fujiwarashi choja.

On November 8, 1253, he resigned Dajodaijin.

On December 3, 1254, he resigned Sessho and became Jun-Sessho (associated Sessho regent) and Kanpaku (chief adviser to the Emperor).

On November 26, 1259, he was reappointed as Sessho. He became Fujiwarashi choja.

On April 29, 1261, he resigned Sessho and Fujiwarashi choja.

On October 21, 1275, he was reappointed as Sessho again. He became Fujiwarashi choja.

On December 2, 1276, he was reappointed Dajodaijin. He retained his positions as Sessho and Fujiwarashi choja.

On April 26, 1277, he resigned Dajodaijin.

On December 7, 1278, he resigned Sessho and was reappointed Kanpaku.

On August 11, 1287, he resigned Kanpaku.

On June 1, 1289, he became Nairan (private audit).

On March 30, 1290, he became a priest.