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Yasakairihime (八坂入媛命) was the daughter of Yasakanoiribiko and wife of Emperor Keikō. Together they had Emperor Seimu1234 as well as Ihokiirihiko, Oshiwake, Ihokiirihime14, Kagoyorihime, Isakinoirihiko, Kibinoehiko, Takakinoirihime, Otohime, Wakayamatoneko, Ōsuwake, Nunoshi no Iratsume and Nunaki no Iratsume.1

The Emperor was offered Yasakaiirihime by her sister Otohime after the Emperor forefully had sex with her. She stated she was ugly, unworthy and that the marriage would be inconvenient and so offered her sister as replacement to which the Emperor agreed.1

She was given the title of Kodaigō in the 2nd year, Winter, 11th month, 10th day of her sons reign.1


1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.
4. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.

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