後土御門天皇口宣案 (Go-Tsuchimikado tennō kuzen an)

The reigning emperor Go-Tsuchimikado issued a kuzen an to Kiyonori promoting him to the post of Governor of Chikuzen. This was a sinecure and connoted no governing privileges. Kuzen an were written on recycled documents, hence their grey color and were used solely for documents transmitted by reigning or retired emperors. Chamberlains (kurōdo) wrote these documents in the format of words spoken by the emperor. This remained the standard format for all court promotions.

The Minamoto Middle Counselor is entrustedwith this order of the seventh month, twenty-fifth day of

Bunmei 2 [1470].

Taira Kiyonori, the Lieutenant of the Left Palace Guard, is hereby appointed as the Governor of Chikuzen Province.

Written by the Chamberlain and Acting Controller of the Right, Fujiwara Kaneaki

 

Translation (with added notations)

Go-Tsuchimikado Record of a Proclamation

(Label on back of document)

[Record of a Proclamation] [Niwata Masayuki, Acting Grand Counselor, Junior First Rank]

The Minamoto Middle Counselor is entrusted

with this order of the seventh month, twenty-fifth day of Bunmei 2 [1470].

Taira Kiyonori, the Lieutenant of the Left Palace Guard,

is hereby appointed as the Governor of Chikuzen Province.

[Hirohashi, Acting Middle Counselor]

Written by the Chamberlain and Acting Controller of the Right, Fujiwara Kaneaki

後土御門天皇口宣案

(端裏書)

 

 「口 宣案」

 「庭田権大納言従一位雅行」

 

上卿   源中納言

 

文明二年七月廿五日  宣旨

左衛門尉平清式

宜任筑前守

 

「広橋権中納言」

 

蔵人権右中藤原兼顕奉