|Name Fujiwara Yorimichi|
Parents Fujiwara no Michinaga
|Children Fujiwara no Hiroko|
|Died 1074, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan|
Grandparents Fujiwara no Kaneie, Fujiwara no Tokihime
Similar People Fujiwara no Michinaga, Fujiwara no Kaneie, Fujiwara no Kamatari, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Taira no Tomomori
Great-grandparents Fujiwara no Morosuke
Fujiwara no Yorimichi (藤原 頼通) (992–1074), son of Michinaga, was a Japanese Court noble. He succeeded his father to the position of Sesshō in 1017, and then went on to become Kampaku from 1020 until 1068. In both these positions, he acted as Regent to the Emperor, as many of his ancestors and descendants did; the Fujiwara clan had nearly exclusive control over the regency positions for over 200 years. Prior to succeeding to the position of Regent, Yorimichi had held the title of Nidaijin, the lowest level of state ministers. By edict, he was raised above his colleagues, to the title of Ichi no Hito, or First Subject. In addition to the reason of direct succession from his father, this edict was presumably necessary to allow Yorimichi to become Sesshō.
He is also known as the founder of Byodoin phoenix hall, located in Uji.