Amatoyotsuhime

Amatoyotsuhime
Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.

Amatoyotsuhime

Amatoyotsuhime (天豊津媛命) was the wife of Emperor Itoku and together they would have the future Emperor Kōshō.12 The Kojiki includes another son by her and Itoku by the name of Takeshihiko.2

She was the daughter of Ikishimimi3 and was ancestor to the District Heads of Shiki.2

She was made Empress in the 1st year, 2nd month, 11th day of Itoku’s reign and was later given the title of Kodaigo in the 1st year, Summer, 4th month, 5th day of Kōshō’s reign.1

Footnotes

1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.

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