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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.

There are currently two people with the same name of Otohime both from the Imperial House, see below:

For the character from Folklore see – Otohime Sama

Otohime (Tatasumichinoushi)

Otohime (弟比売命) was the daughter of Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume and Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi.

She is seen mentioned within the kojiki during the events following the attempted murder of Emperor Suinin by Sahobime.

When the Emperor asks his wife/attempted murderer who should remove the girdle that had been placed around their sons waist she replies that it should be Otohime and her sister Yehime as they had unsullied parentage.12

Otohime (Emperor Keikō)

    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: –
    • Family: Yasakairihime (sister)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –

Otohime was the sister of Yasakairihime. Emperor Keikō forecfully had sex with her and after she stated the marriage would be inconvenient, that she was ugly and unworthy of the Emperor.

She then offered her sister as a replacement and the Emperor accepted.3


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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