Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.


Ikagashikome (伊香色謎命) was the concubine of Emperor Kōgen and together they had Hikofutooshimakoto. Ancestor to Takeuchi no Sukune.123 The kojiki states her father was Utsushikowo.23

However, Ponsonby,the Jinnō Shōtōki and nihongi state her father was called Ōhesoki.145

She would later become the Empress of Emperor Kaika, though he was her step son. And together they had the future Emperor Sujin14 and Mimatsuhime.2

Later she was given the title of Kodaigo by her son in the “1st year, Spring, 1st month, 13th” of his reign.1


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. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.
4. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.
5. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.

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