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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.
    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: Princess
    • Family: Takehaniyasuhiko (husband)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Atabime (吾田媛) was the wife of Takehaniyasuhiko. The nihongi relates how she and her husband led armies to attack Emperor Sujin.

Her army attacked from Ohosaka and her husband from Yamashiro Province. Her army was attacked by Kibitsuhiko where she and all her men were killed.

Prior to this Yamatotohime states she had been seen on Mount Kagu taking soil from there. Placing it in her neckerchief she turned it upside down stating that this represented the land of Yamato.1


1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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