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The DNA profile of the Fujiwara

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The DNA of the Fujiwara

The Fujiwara clan, also known as Fujiwara-shi in Japan, represents one of the most powerful aristocratic noble (kuge) families in Japanese history. The dynasty was founded in the early 7th century by Nakatomi no Kamatari, an influential advisor to the Tennō, who was given the surname 'Fujiwara' as a reward for his loyal service. This name translates to 'field of wisteria', which is why the Fujiwara coat of arms also depicts four wisteria flowers.

The Fujiwara dynasty established itself as a political heavyweight during the Nara and Heian periods, two culturally significant eras in Japanese history. They laid the foundation for a system known as "Sekkan-Seiji," which allowed the power of a regent and imperial advisor to be shared.

Through clever marriage policies, they asserted their supremacy in the imperial court. The clan's daughters were often inducted into the imperial family by being married to the heir to the throne or the incumbent Tennō. This allowed the Fujiwara to have indirect control over the imperial government. Sons from these marriages were often allowed to ascend the throne at a young age, while a Fujiwara member exercised actual power as regent.

Although their political influence waned after the Heian period, the Fujiwara remained influential. For example, they provided a number of regents and high government officials in various historical periods. Most notably, the family exerted considerable cultural influence due to its long history and continued presence in Japanese society.

The Fujiwara also gave many important contributions to Japanese art and culture. Thus, works about them can be found in many books, novels, and other works of art. Members of the clan were often artists, poets, or literary figures in their own right, and helped shape Japan's cultural identity.

During the historical eras when bushido, the 'way of the warrior', set the tone, the Fujiwara clan did not completely disappear from the scene. Some descendants became Daimyōs and other important figures in feudal Japan. However, with the Meiji Restoration in the late 19th century, the nobility was abolished and many privileges of the Fujiwara as well as other high noble families were lost.

Despite the loss of their political power, the Fujiwara clan has survived to this day and there are still descendants who bear the proud name. Their role in history, their contributions to culture, and their heritage remain an important aspect of Japanese society to this day. Over the centuries, they have shaped Japanese history and culture and are a fascinating chapter in the genealogy of Japan.

The Fujiwara belong to haplogroup O-M175 in the paternal line.

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Discovering My Fujiwara Ancestry through iGENEA: A Tour of My Genetic Journey

Having taken a DNA test with iGENEA and discovered a connection to the ancient Fujiwara clan, I recount my journey of ancestral discovery marked by precise analysis, comprehensive reporting, and excellent customer service. (C. Schmirmund)

My journey with iGENEA began immediately after I received their DNA test kit. All the instructions for the test were very clear, straight-to-the-point, and easy to follow. Within weeks, I sent back my DNA sample and anxiously awaited the results. Personally, I was thrilled because I expected to learn about my familial roots, however, I could not have anticipated the distinct result that I got.

Upon the receipt of my results, I was astonished to learn that I shared common ancestors with the ancient Japanese Fujiwara clan. The Fujiwara - a noble family dating back to the Heian period, known for their unprecedented power and influence on the imperial family. At first, I was in disbelief, but as the initial shock wore off, my finding came as a fascinating revelation of my heritage.

iGENEA communicated the results in a comprehensive and understandable way. The report elaborated that my DNA had markers common with the Fujiwaras and highlighted how these markers were used to establish the connection. It was detailed, providing a holistic view of my genetic history, rendering me impressed by iGENEA's profound genetic analysis and their aptitude to connect the dots across centuries.

I also highly praise the iGENEA support team, who played a commendable role in the process. They helped me understand these complex results, making an enlightening conversation about my newly found lineage. They explained the history of the Fujiwara clan and what it meant to be linked to such a lineage, which I found very intriguing and enlightening.

To see one’s lineage trace back to such a remarkable background was heartening and opened doors for me to explore more about my heritage. The DNA analysis by iGENEA has indeed instilled an interest in me to delve deeper into my ancestry and learn more about the culture and history of my ancestors.

In conclusion, I would recommend iGENEA to anyone interested in exploring their lineage. The accuracy, extensive analysis, and supportive team of iGENEA made this journey of self-discovery quite remarkable and intriguing. To everyone at iGENEA, thank you for a great experience!

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How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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