- Reign: c.201-269AD
- Period: Legendery Period
- Family: Emperor Chuai (husband) Emperor Ojin (son)
- Burial Place: –
- Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Chuai * Successor Emperor Ojin
Though holding the title of Empress she is not enrolled on the official list of monarchs.
She is known as a warrior heroin, a successful general and clever diplomat, even going into battle in an advanced state of pregnancy. During her life, she functioned as a Shaman and Priestess and as Ojin’s guardian she may have acted as acting Regent for a time.2
1. Tsurumi, P. (1981) “Early Female Emperors” Historical Reflections Vol.8 No.1 pp.41-49.
2. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.
3. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
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