Kajuji Naoaki (勧修寺尚顕)

Naoaki KAJUJI (1478 – September 29, 1559) was a court noble in the Azuchi-Momoyama Period.

The 11th head of the Kajuji family (lineage can be traced to the Kanroji branch of the Takafuji group of the Northern House of the Fujiwara clan, a noble family) who were tosho-ke (the hereditary lineage of Court nobles occupying relatively high ranks).

Career

He was Gon Chunagon (provisional vice-councilor of state) Masaaki KAJUJI's son. His wife was the daughter of Sumikiyo, kengyo (shrine administrator) of Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine. His biological children include Naidaijin (the Minister of the Interior) Koretoyo KAJUJI, the wife of Sadaijin (the Minister of the Left)Kinyori SANJO, the wife of Sakyo no suke Mototaka AWAYA (originally Chief Priest, Kunikata of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine), and Naishi no suke (Handmaid) Hisako KAJUJI.

On January 5, 1508, he became a Sangi (councilor).

In 1532, he left the war-torn Kyoto and relied upon his brother-in-law Shuri no daibu (Master of the Office of Palace Repairs)Yoshifusa HATAKEYAMA. He became a monk in Noto Province (or Kaga Province).

His priest name was Tairyu and later changed to Eiku.

He eventually reached Shonii (Senior Second Rank) Gon Dainagon (provisional chief councilor of state).