FUJIWARA HOUSE BIOGRAPHY: CONTINENTAL PROTOTYPES
The purpose of this article is to research the continental prototypes for Fujiwara-no Kamatari Biography (the main part of “Toshi Kaden”/“The Fujiwara House Biography”). Kamatari was the key political figure of his time and one of the Japanese statehood fathers. Whereas the Chinese prototypes are well investigated, we could not say so about the Korean ones. However, Kamatari is compared with both Chinese and Korean statesmen. It is for this reason, that the paper focuses on the analysis of the possible Korean prototypes.