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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.


Kanibatatobe (綺戸辺) was the wife of Emperor Suinin and together they had Ihatsukuwake123 and Ihatsukubime.12

The Emperor first heard of her when visiting Yamashiro Province. Vowing to make her his wife he sees an omen in the form of a large tortoise in a river. The Emperor throwing his spear at the tortoise sees it turn into a white stone and following this he sends for Otokaribatatobe (alternative name) and they are wed.3

She is said to have been the daughter Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi.123


1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.
3. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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