Niiharino kuninomiyatsuko (新治国造)
Niiharino kuninomiyatsuko (also known as Niiharikokuzo) was kuninomiyatsuko (local ruling families in ancient Japan) ruled the west part of Hitachi Province.
According to "Kokuzo hongi," Hinarafunomikoto, a son of Mitsuroginomikoto, was appointed Niiharino kuninomiyatsuko during the reign of Emperor Seimu.
The Niiharu clan: Kabane was Atai.
Niiharu Gun, Hitachi Province. Present Shimotsuma City, Shimodate City, and the like of Ibaraki Prefecture.
Local tutelar deity
Niiharu shiko: A regional powerful clan during the Nara period. Niiharu Gun Dairyo. Outer Senior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade.