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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.


Uchishikome (欝色謎命) was the Empress of Emperor Kōgen.

Together they had four children Ohobiko, Emperor Kaika, Yamatotohime123 and Sukunabikookokoro.23 She is listed as the brother of Utsushikoo in the kojiki.2

She is said to have been made Empress in the “7th year, Spring, 2nd month, 2nd day” of her husbands reign.1

Later she was given the title of Kodaigo by her son in the “1st year, Spring, 1st month, 4th day” of his reign.1

She is additionally said to be the ancestor of the Hozumi no Omi.14


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. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.

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