The clan legally ceased to exist in 1875 like other historical clans of Japan, when Japanese law imposed the house names as clan members' legal surnames. As a result, modern people of the Fujiwara surname usually have nothing to do with historical Fujiwara, but rather commoners who picked up that as a surname under the same reform.
The Fujiwara clan in fiction:
- Hikaru no Go features the spirit of the deceased go legend, Fujiwara no Sai, who guides the main character and teaches him go.
- As a Setting Update of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, one of the main characters in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is Chika Fujiwara, the student council secretary at a high school for the wealthy and famous. While she's normally a nice girl (if somewhat weird), she can be quite the cunning politician when she wants to be. Most fans theorize even that she's Obfuscating Stupidity and secretly manipulating Shirogane and Kaguya for her own amusement due to her status as a perpetual Spanner in the Works in their Battle of Wits.
- Mahou Sensei Negima! and its sequel UQ Holder! feature members of the Konoe clan, who are descended from the Fujiwara clan. The heiress of the Konoe clan, Konoka, is a rich Ojou and powerful mage, and invokes in her Intimate Healing ritual the name of the ancient Fujiwara clan to completely restore her target's wounds.
- AkaSeka has stand-ins for Fujiwara no Teika, Michinaga, Fuhito and Kamatari (though the last one goes with the Nakatomi family name in this version).
- Touhou has Fujiwara no Mokou, an immortal girl with fire powers. Her father was one of the suitors rejected by Kaguya in The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, and Mokou vowed to avenge her father's humiliation, impulsively murdering an innocent man to obtain immortality and battle Kaguya on an even footing. While her family is long dead (she's at least 1300 years old), fanworks sometimes speculate on her pre-immortality relatives (according to the wiki, she could be an Emperor's granddaughter).