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Chūjō-hime

Chūjō-hime

Chūjō-hime Chūjō-hime (中将姫), also known as Princess Hase, is said to have been the daughter of Fujiwara no Toyonari and a ‘Princess Murasaki.’ A folktale has sprung up around her life. Synopsis In Nara lived Fujiwara no Toyonari married to Princess Murasaki. They had no child, which caused them sadness[...]

Wakanuke

Wakanuke

Period: Legendary Period Occupation/Rank: miko Family: Emperor Seimu (father) Ohotakara no Iratsume (mother) Birth: – Death: – Wakanuke Wakanuke (和訶奴気王) was the son of Emperor Seimu and Ohotakara no Iratsume.123 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2.[...]

Takeoshiyamatarine

Takeoshiyamatarine

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Ohotakara no Iratsume (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Takeoshiyamatarine Takeoshiyamatarine (建忍山垂根) was the father of Ohotakara no Iratsume123 He is said to have been the ancestor of the Hodzumi no Omi.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”.[...]

Ohotakara no Iratsume

Ohotakara no Iratsume

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Emperor Seimu (husband) Yasakanoiribiko (father) Wakanuke (son) Takeoshiyamatarine (father) Birth: – Death: – Ohotakara no Iratsume Ohotakara no Iratsume (弟財郎女) was said to have been the daughter of Takeoshiyamatarine. She married the Emperor Seimu and together they had a son called Wakanuke.123 She was[...]

Yasakairihime

Yasakairihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Emperor Keikō (husband) Emperor Seimu (son) Yasakanoiribiko (father) Birth: – Death: – Yasakairihime Yasakairihime (八坂入媛命) was the daughter of Yasakanoiribiko and wife of Emperor Keikō. Together they had Emperor Seimu.123 She was given the title of Kodaigō in the 2nd year, Winter, 11th month, 10th[...]

Divine Treasures

Divine Treasures

See also: Sacred Regalia Divine Treasures Divine Treasures appear to be some form of previous items gifted to Japan or brought to Japan by kami in the distant past. Reign of Sujin Under the rule of this Emperor there is made mention of Sacred Treasures which had been brought to[...]

Tajima Mori

Tajima Mori

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Tajima Mori Tajima Mori (田道間守) is a man seen during the reign of Emperor Suinin, and is said to be the ancestor of the Miyake no muraji.2 In the 90th year of his reign, he sends Tajima Mori to[...]

Kiyohiko

Kiyohiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Prince Amanohihoko (great-grandfather) Birth: – Death: – Kiyohiko Kiyohiko was a man from the time of Emperor Suinin, said to have been the great-grandson of Prince Amanohihoko. Late in his reign the Emperor sends for the Divine Treasures brought at the start of his[...]

Otanomikoto

Otanomikoto

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Sarudabiko (ancestor) Birth: – Death: – Otanomikoto Otanomikoto also known as Okitama was a man mentioned within the Jinnō Shōtōki. He is said to have been a descendant of Sarudabiko and met with Yamatohime. During the establishment of the area to be used for the[...]

Yamatohime

Yamatohime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess / Established the Ise Shrine Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Hibasuhime (mother) Emperor Keikō (brother) Inishikinoiribiko (brother) Ohonakatsuhiko (brother) Wakakiiribiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamatohime Yamatohime (倭比売命 / 倭姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Suinin and Hibasuhime and is creditted with the establishment of the Ise Grand Shrine.1[...]

Inaba Province

Inaba Province

See also: Provinces Inaba Province Inaba Province (因幡国) is one of the many Provinces which once existed in Japan. Legendary Period Yamanobe no Ohotaka passed through here on his way to catch a swan for the Prince Homutsuwake.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account[...]

Tajima Province

Tajima Province

See also: Provinces Tajima Province Tajima Province (但馬国) is one of the many Provinces which once existed in Japan. Legendary Period During the 3rd year in the reign of Emperor Suinin, Prince Amanohihoko arrives with a gift of three gems (Habuto, Ashidaka and Ukaka) as well as an Idzushi short[...]

Tochine

Tochine

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Five Daibu / Ōmuraji Family: – Birth: – Death: – Tochine Tochine is a mentioned during the reign of Emperor Suinin and is stated as a member of the Mononobe Clan with the rank of Ōmuraji. He is said to have been one of the Five[...]

Ohokashima

Ohokashima

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Five Daibu / saishu Family: – Birth: – Death: – Ohokashima Ohokashima is a mentioned during the reign of Emperor Suinin. He is said to have been one of the Five Daibu alongside Hikokunifuku, Takehi no Muraji, Tochine no Ōmuraji and Takenumakahawake. They are gathered by[...]

Nagaochi

Nagaochi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Minister Family: – Birth: – Death: – Nagaochi Nagaochi was a minister during the reign of Emperor Suinin. He was sent to collect Nomi no Sukune and bring him to court so he may fight with Kuehaya.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles[...]

Yatsunada

Yatsunada

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: General Family: – Birth: – Death: – Yatsunada Yatsunada was a general of Emperor Suinin and is seen mentioned in the nihongi. In the fifth year of the Emperors reign, Sahobiko, brother to the Emperors wife Sahobime approached his sister asking who is most dearest to[...]

Amenohihoko

Amenohihoko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Kiyohiko (great-grandson) Birth: – Death: – Amenohihoko Amenohihoko/Amanohihoko (天之日矛) was a prince from Silla who visit Japan during the 3rd year of Emperor Suinin’s reign. He was the great-grandfather of Kiyohiko. He brought a gift of three gems (Habuto, Ashidaka and Ukaka) as well[...]

Sonaka Cheulchi

Sonaka Cheulchi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Sonaka Cheulchi Sonaka Cheulchi was a man mentioned during the reign of Emperor Suinin. At the start of his reign, after his marriage to Sahobime and the birth of their son Homutsuwake this man asked the Emperor to return[...]

Palaces

Palaces

Palaces We are creating this page to serve as a place to list all of the different Palaces built and used through Japanese history. We will continue to update this page as we gain more information. Legendary Period Akitsushima Palace Located in Muro this was the palace of Emperor Kōan.5[...]

Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi

Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Kanibatatobe (daughter) Karibatatobe (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi (山背大国不遅) was the father of Kanibatatobe and Karibatatobe.123 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2.[...]

Karibatatobe

Karibatatobe

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Ochiwake no miko (son) Ikatarashihiko no miko (son) Itoshiwake (son) Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi (father) Kanibatatobe (older sister) Birth: – Death: – Karibatatobe Karibatatobe (苅幡戸辺) was the wife of Emperor Suinin and together they had Ochiwake no miko, Ikatarashihiko no miko[...]

Kanibatatobe

Kanibatatobe

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Ihatsukuwake (son) Ihatsukubime (daughter). Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi (father) Karibatatobe (older sister) Birth: – Death: – Kanibatatobe 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[...]

Azaminoiribime

Azaminoiribime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Ikobayawake (son) Azamitsuhime (daughter) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (father) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (mother?) Hibasuhime (sister) Mikadawake (brother) Otohime (sister) Matonuhime (sister) Nubatanoiribika (sister) Takanohime (sister) Utakorihime (sister) Yehime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Azaminoiribime Azaminoiribime (薊瓊入媛) was the daughter[...]

Nubatanoiribika

Nubatanoiribika

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Nutarashiwake (daughter) Igatarashihiko (son) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (father) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (mother?) Hibasuhime (sister) Mikadawake (brother) Otohime (sister) Matonuhime (sister) Azaminoiribime (sister) Takanohime (sister) Utakorihime (sister) Yehime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Nubatanoiribika Nubatanoiribika (渟葉田瓊入媛) was the daughter[...]

Utakorihime

Utakorihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (father) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (mother?) Hibasuhime (sister) Mikadawake (brother) Matonuhime (sister) Nubatanoiribika (sister) Azaminoiribime (sister) Takanohime (sister) Yehime (sister) Otohime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Utakorihime Utakorihime (歌凝比売命) was the daughter of Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi.12 She[...]

Yehime

Yehime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (father) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (mother?) Hibasuhime (sister) Mikadawake (brother) Matonuhime (sister) Nubatanoiribika (sister) Azaminoiribime (sister) Takanohime (sister) Utakorihime (sister) Otohime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Yehime Yehime (媛) was the daughter of Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi. She[...]

Futajirihime

Futajirihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Suinin (father)  Otokaribatatobe (mother) Ihatsuwake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Futajirihime Futajirihime (両道入姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Suinin and Otokaribatatobe.12 She is also given the name of Ihatsukubime.12 She would later marry Yamato Takeru.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki.[...]

Ihatsukuwake

Ihatsukuwake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father)  Otokaribatatobe (mother) Futajirihime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Ihatsukuwake Ihatsukuwake (磐撞別命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Otokaribatatobe.123 He is said to have been the ancestor of the Haguhi no kimi and the Mio no kimi.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated[...]

Itoshiwake

Itoshiwake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Karibatatobe (mother) Ochiwake (brother) Ikatarashihiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Itoshiwake Itoshiwake (伊登志別王) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Karibatatobe.123 He is said to have had no children and so made the Itoshibe his proxy. This would be the first instance of[...]

Ikatarashihiko

Ikatarashihiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Karibatatobe (mother) Ochiwake (brother) Itoshiwake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Ikatarashihiko Ikatarashihiko (五十日足彦命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Karibatatobe.123 He is said to have been the ancestor of the Kazuga no yama no kimi, Koshi no ike no kimi and the[...]

Ochiwake

Ochiwake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Karibatatobe (mother) Ikatarashihiko (brother) Itoshiwake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Ochiwake Ochiwake (祖別命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Karibatatobe.123 He is said to have been the ancestor of the Wotsuki no yama no kimi and the Mikaha no Koromo no kimi.12[...]

Wozabe

Wozabe

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Kaguyahime (mother) Birth: – Death: – Wozabe Wozabe (袁那弁王) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Kaguyahime. This is related in the kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.[...]

Kaguyahime

Kaguyahime

For the woman from folklore see: Kaguya Hime. Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Wozabe (son) Ohotsutsukitarine (father) Birth: – Death: – Kaguyahime Kaguyahime (迦具夜比売命) was the wife of Emperor Suinin and together the had a son by the name of Wozabe. This is seen in the kojiki. She[...]

Inasebiko

Inasebiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Azamitsuhime (wife) Birth: – Death: – Inasebiko Inasebiko (?) is said to have been the husband of Azamitsuhime according to the kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2. Chamberlain, B.[...]

Azamitsuhime

Azamitsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Azaminoiribime (mother) Ikobayawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Azamitsuhime Azamitsuhime (?) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Azaminoiribime.123 She is said to have married Inasebiko.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York:[...]

Ikobayawake

Ikobayawake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Azaminoiribime (mother) Azamitsuhime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Ikobayawake Ikobayawake (息速別命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Azaminoiribime.123 He is said to have been the ancestor of the Saho no Anahobe wake.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014)[...]

Igatarashihiko

Igatarashihiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Nubatanoiribika (mother) Nutarashiwake (sister) Birth: – Death: – Igatarashihiko Igatarashihiko (胆香足彦命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Nubatanoiribika.123 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2. Chamberlain, B. H.[...]

Nutarashiwake

Nutarashiwake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Nubatanoiribika (mother) Igatarashihiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Nutarashiwake Nutarashiwake (鐸石別命) was the daughter of Emperor Suinin and Nubatanoiribika.123 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2. Chamberlain, B.[...]

Wakakiiribiko

Wakakiiribiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Hibasuhime (mother) Emperor Keikō (brother) Ohonakatsuhiko (brother) Yamatohime (sister) Inishikinoiribiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Wakakiiribiko Wakakiiribiko (稚城瓊入彦命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Hibasuhime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New[...]

Ohonakatsuhiko

Ohonakatsuhiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Hibasuhime (mother) Emperor Keikō (brother) Inishikinoiribiko (brother) Yamatohime (sister) Wakakiiribiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Ohonakatsuhiko Ohonakatsuhiko (大中彦命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Hibasuhime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Yamanobe no wake, Sakikusa no wake, Inaki no[...]

Inishikinoiribiko

Inishikinoiribiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Hibasuhime (mother) Emperor Keikō (brother) Ohonakatsuhiko (brother) Yamatohime (sister) Wakakiiribiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Inishikinoiribiko Inishikinoiribiko (五十瓊敷入彦命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Hibasuhime. During his lifetime he is said to have lived in the Kahakami Palace in Totori and[...]

Yamanobe no Ohotaka

Yamanobe no Ohotaka

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Yamanobe no Ohotaka Yamanobe no Ohotaka is a man seen in the kojiki during the exploits to try and get Prince Homutsuwake to speak. Though the prince had grown into a man he still could not speak, however, one[...]

Kihisatsumi

Kihisatsumi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Kihisatsumi Kihisatsumi is said to have been the ancestor of the Representatives of Izumo. During the events surrounding trying to get Prince Homutsuwake to learn to speak it is said he made a mountain adorned with green leaves and[...]

Hinagahime

Hinagahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Homutsuwake (husband) Birth: – Death: – Hinagahime Hinagahime (肥長比売) was the wife of Prince Homutsuwake. After the Prince had learnt to speak he was left to live in the palace of Nagaho in Ajimasa. Here he married Hinagahime for a single night where he discovered[...]

Homutsuwake

Homutsuwake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Sahobime (mother) Hinagahime (wife) Birth: – Death: – Homutsuwake Homutsuwake (誉津別命) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Sahobime.123 Birth Nihongi Version Homutsuwake was born prior to the assassination attempt on his father’s life by his mother. His mother, mourning that[...]

Dōjōji no kane

Dōjōji no kane

Dōjōji no kane Dōjōji no kane (道成寺鐘 – The Bell of Dōjōji) is a type of yōkai depicted in the Konjaku Hyakki Shūi. The story behind this creature relates to the priest Anchin and his love Kiyohime. Kiyohime was the daughter of a wealthy merchant family and that her and[...]

Ariwara Family

Ariwara Family

First Ruler: Children of Deposed Prince Takaoka and Prince Abo Final Ruler: – Dissolution: – For a full list of Clans: See Japanese Clans. Ariwara Family The Ariwara Family (在原氏) is one of the various Clans of Japan. Creation This particular family name was gifted to the children of two[...]

Inpumon’in no Tayū

Inpumon’in no Tayū

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Fujiwara no Nobunari (father) Birth: c.1130 Death:  c.1200 Inpumon’in no Tayū Inpumon’in no Tayū (殷富門院大輔) was a Japanese poet and daughter to Fujiwara no Nobunari who lived from c.1130-c.1200. During her lifetime she served Princess Ryoshi. She was held in[...]

Fujiwara no Michimasa

Fujiwara no Michimasa

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet Family: Fujiwara no Korechika (father) Birth: 992AD Death: 1054AD   Fujiwara no Michimasa Fujiwara no Michimasa (藤原 道雅) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch, living from 992-1054AD. He was the son of Fujiwara no Korechika and acted as Master of[...]

Shido Shogun

Shido Shogun

Shido Shogun The Shido Shogun (四道将軍) were a group of four generals appointed by Emperor Sujin. These were sent out by the Emperor into the surrounding territories to subdue to natives there.1 Depending on the source, five different people are mentioned. These being Kibitsuhiko, Ohobiko, Takenumakahawake, Hikoimasu and Tambanochinushi. Footnotes 1.[...]

Ise Province

Ise Province

See also: Provinces Izumi Province Ise Province (伊勢国) was one of the many provinces in Japan. Legendary Period During the reign of Emperor Suinin his daughter Yamatohime is entrusted with the care of Amaterasu. She goes searching for a place to enshrine Amaterasu travelling through Sasahata in Uda, then Mino[...]

Lady Ise

Lady Ise

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tsugukage (father) Nakatsukasa (daughter) Birth: c.875AD Death: c.938AD Lady Ise Lady Ise (伊勢) was the daughter of Fujiwara no Tsugukage, and therefore a member of the Fujiwara Clan. She was also the mother to Nakatsukasa. She is thought to have lived from[...]

Fujiwara no Kanshi

Fujiwara no Kanshi

Fujiwara no Kanshi can refer to four people with the same name. Daughter of Michinaga Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Sonshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kishi (sister) Fujiwara no Seishi (sister) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nagaie[...]

Ukatsukunu

Ukatsukunu

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Umashikarahisa (father) Birth: – Death: – Ukatsukunu Ukatsukunu (鸕濡渟) was the son of Umashikarahisa and is seen mentioned during the reign of Emperor Sujin. He is entrusted alongside his father Umashikarahisa to take Sacred Treasures to Emperor Sujin after he requests to see them. Furune[...]

Umashikarahisa

Umashikarahisa

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Izumo Furune (brother) Ihiirine (brother) Ukatsukunu (son) Birth: – Death: – Umashikarahisa Umashikarahisa (甘美韓日狭) was the brother of Ihiirine and Izumo Furune seen mentioned during the reign of Emperor Sujin. He is entrusted alongside his son Ukatsukunu to take Sacred Treasures to Emperor Sujin[...]

Ihiirine

Ihiirine

For the member of the Imperial Family see: Irine For the ancestor of the Haji Clan see: Iirine Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Izumo Furune (brother) Umashikarahisa (brother) Birth: – Death: – Ihiirine Ihiirine (飯入根) was the brother of Izumo Furune and Umashikarahisa. He gives over some sacred treasures[...]

Izumo Furune

Izumo Furune

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Ihiirine (brother) Umashikarahisa (brother) Birth: – Death: – Izumo Furune Izumo Furune (出雲振根) was a man who resided over the Izumo Shrine, and the Sacred Treasures there that had once been brought to earth by the kami Takehiratori. He is said to have been[...]

Takemorosumi

Takemorosumi

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Takemorosumi Takemorosumi (武諸隅命) is mentioned during the reign of Emperor Sujin. He is sent by the Emperor to Izumo Shrine to retrieve Sacred Treasures that had once been brought to earth by the kami Takehiratori. He is said to[...]

Kiyohara no Fukayabu

Kiyohara no Fukayabu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Family: Kiyohara no Motosuke (grand-son) Sei Shonagon (great-granddaughter) Prince Toneri (ancestor) Birth: fl.9th/10th Century Death: Kiyohara no Fukayabu Kiyohara no Fukayabu (清原 深養父) was a poet who flourished around the 9th and 10th centuries. He was a descendant of Prince Toneri, grandfather of Motosuke[...]

Atabime

Atabime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Takehaniyasuhiko (husband) Birth: – Death: – Atabime Atabime (吾田媛) was the wife of Takehaniyasuhiko. The nihongi relates how she and her husband led armies to attack Emperor Sujin. Her army attacked from Ohosaka and her husband from Yamashiro Province. Her army was attacked by Kibitsuhiko[...]

Hikokunibuku

Hikokunibuku

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Warrior / Five Daibu Family: – Birth: – Death: – Hikokunibuku Hikokunibuku is mentioned in the nihongi and kojiki. Reign of Emperor Sujin During the reign of Emperor Sujin he joins Ohobiko during the war against Takehaniyasuhiko going with him to Yamashiro Province to fight against[...]

Tamba Province

Tamba Province

See also: Provinces Tamba Province Tamba Province (丹波国) is one of the many provinces of Japan. During the reign of Emperor Sujin, a man known as Tambanochinushi was sent here under the Emperor’s orders to subdue the people there.1 Yamanobe no Ohotaka passed through here on his way to catch[...]

Tambanochinushi

Tambanochinushi

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Shido-Shogun Family: – Birth: – Death: – Tambanochinushi Tambanochinushi is mentioned in the nihongi as one of the four men sent out to subdue the provinces during the 10th year of the reign of Emperor Sujin.1 The kojiki does not make mention of him during this[...]

Ichishinonagaochi

Ichishinonagaochi

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Shinto Priest Family: – Birth: – Death: – Ichishinonagaochi Ichishinonagaochi is someone we see mentioned in the nihongi during the reign of Emperor Sujin. Ohominakuchino Sukune alongside Yamatototokamiasachihara Maguhashihime both had dreams saying that Ohotataneko needed to be placed as head priest of Ohomonomushi and Ichishinonagaochi as[...]

Ohominakuchino Sukune

Ohominakuchino Sukune

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Ohominakuchino Sukune Ohominakuchino Sukune was a person mentioned in the nihongi during the reign of Emperor Sujin. He is said to have had a dream alongside Yamatototokamiasachihara Maguhashihime saying that Ohotataneko needed to be placed as head priest of Ohomonomushi and[...]

Yamatototokamiasachihara Maguhashihime

Yamatototokamiasachihara Maguhashihime

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Yamatototokamiasachihara Maguhashihime Yamatototokamiasachihara Maguhashihime was a person mentioned in the nihongi during the reign of Emperor Sujin. She is said to have had a dream alongside Ohominakuchino Sukune saying that Ohotataneko needed to be placed as head priest of Ohomonomushi[...]

Igakashikowo

Igakashikowo

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Shinto Priest Family: – Birth: – Death: – Igakashikowo Igakashikowo (伊香色雄命) is a man who lived during the reign of Emperor Sujin. In the kojiki we see that he was instructed by Emperor Sujin to make 80 heavenly platters and to establish shrines to the earthly[...]

Mount Miwa

Mount Miwa

Co-ordinates: 34° 32′ 6″ N, 135° 52′ 0″ E Region: Kansai Region Prefecture: Nara Prefecture Height: 467.1m Mount Miwa Mount Miwa (三輪山, Miwa-yama) also known as Mount Mimoro (三諸山, Mimoro-yama) is a mountain located in Nara Prefecture. Name Notation in the kojiki says that tname ‘Mi wa’ comes from the three twists of hemp from the tale[...]

Ohotataneko

Ohotataneko

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Shinto Priest Family: Ōkuninushi (ancestor) See ancestry below Birth: – Death: – Ohotataneko Ohotataneko (大田田根子) was a man who later became a prominent Shinto Priest in his lifetime do to the intervention of the kami Ōkuninushi. Ancestry The nihongi states that he is the son of Ōkuninushi[...]

Nunakinobime

Nunakinobime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Ohoamahime (mother) Ohohiriki (brother) Tohochinoiribime (sister) Yasakanoiribiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Nunakinobime Nunakinobime (渟名城入姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Sujin and Ohoamahime.123 The nihongi relates that when the Emperor seperated the worship of Amaterasu and Ōkuninushi, Ōkuninushi was placed under her care.[...]

Tohochinoiribime

Tohochinoiribime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Ohoamahime (mother) Ohohiriki (brother) Nunakinobime (sister) Yasakanoiribiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Tohochinoiribime Tohochinoiribime (十市瓊入姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Sujin and Ohoamahime.123 The kojiki and nihongi give no more information about them. Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan[...]

Yasakanoiribiko

Yasakanoiribiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Ōji Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Ohoamahime (mother) Ohohiriki (brother) Nunakinobime (sister) Tohochinoiribime (sister) Yasakairihime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Yasakanoiribiko Yasakanoiribiko (八坂入彦命) was the son of Emperor Sujin and Ohoamahime.123 He held the rank of Ōji.4 He is said to have been the father of Yasakairihime.145[...]

Ohohiriki

Ohohiriki

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Ohoamahime (mother) Yasakanoiribiko (brother) Nunakinobime (sister) Tohochinoiribime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Ohohiriki Ohohiriki (大入杵命) was the son of Emperor Sujin and Ohoamahime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Noto no Omi.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by[...]

Ohoamahime

Ohoamahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Sujin (husband) Ohohiriki (son) Yasakanoiribiko (son) Nunakinobime (daughter) Tohochinoiribime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ohoamahime Ohoamahime (尾張大海媛 – Owari Ohoamahime1) was a concubine of Emperor Sujin. Together they had four children, these being Ohohiriki, Yasakanoiribiko, Nunakinobime and Tohochinoiribime.123 She is said to be[...]

Toyokiiribiko

Toyokiiribiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princes Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi (mother) Toyosukiiribime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Toyokiiribiko Toyokiiribiko (豊城入彦命) was the son of Emperor Sujin and Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi.123 He is said to be the ancestor of the Kamitsuke no kimi and Shimotsuke no kimi.123 In the 48th year of his father reign,[...]

Fudoki

Fudoki

Fudoki Fudoki (風土記) are ancient records concerning the old provinces of Japan. These records being ordered by Empress Genmei in 713AD.1 Surviving Examples The most substantial ones which have survived at the Bungo Fudoki, Harima Fudoki, Hitachi Fudoki, Hizen Fudoki and Izumo Fudoki, with the Izumo version the only one[...]

Toyosukiiribime

Toyosukiiribime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi (mother) Toyokiiribiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Toyosukiiribime Toyosukiiribime (豊鍬入姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Sujin and Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi. The kojiki states that she was High Priestess at the Ise Grand Shrine.12 The Jinnō Shōtōki states that during the reign of Sujin,[...]

Arakahatobe

Arakahatobe

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Arakahatobe Arakahatobe (荒川戸畔) was the father of Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi. He is said to have had the position of Ki no kuni no miyatsuko.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York:[...]

Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi

Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Arakahatobe (father) Emperor Sujin (husband) Toyokiiribiko (son) Toyosukiiribime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi (遠津年魚眼眼妙媛) was the concubine of Emperor Sujin. Together they had Toyokiiribiko123 and Toyosukiiribime.23 Footnotes included in Chamberlain (1932) say that the name is a good instance of verbal usage.[...]

Igahime

Igahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Mimakihime (mother) Emperor Suinin (brother) Izanomawaka (brother) Chijitsukuyamatohime (sister) Kunikatahime (sister) Yamatohiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Igahime Igahime (伊賀比売命) was the daughter of Emperor Sujin and Mimakihime.12 She is not mentioned in the Nihongi. Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav[...]

Chijitsukuyamatohime

Chijitsukuyamatohime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Mimakihime (mother) Emperor Suinin (brother) Kunikatahime (sister) Izanomawaka (brother) Igahime (sister) Yamatohiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Chijitsukuyamatohime Chijitsukuyamatohime (千千衝倭姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Sujin and Mimakihime.123 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest[...]

Kunikatahime

Kunikatahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Mimakihime (mother) Emperor Suinin (brother) Izanomawaka (brother) Chijitsukuyamatohime (sister) Igahime (sister) Yamatohiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kunikatahime Kunikatahime (国方姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Sujin and Mimakihime.123 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest[...]

Izanomawaka

Izanomawaka

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Mimakihime (mother) Emperor Suinin (brother) Kunikatahime (sister) Chijitsukuyamatohime (sister) Igahime (sister) Yamatohiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Izanomawaka Izanomawaka was the son of Emperor Sujin and Mimakihime.123 His name is alternatively written as Ikatsuruhiko (五十日鶴彦命) in the Nihongi.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G.[...]

Mimakihime

Mimakihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Ohobiko (father) Emperor Sujin (husband) Emperor Suinin (son) Izanomawaka (son) Kunikatahime (daughter) Chijitsukuyamatohime (daughter) Igahime (daughter) Yamatohiko (son) Birth: – Death: – Mimakihime Mimakihime (御間城姫) was the wife of Emperor Sujin, and together they had Emperor Suinin, Izanomawaka, Kunikatahime, Chijitsukuyamatohime, Yamatohiko123 and Igahime.23 The nihongi[...]

Minamoto no Kanemasa

Minamoto no Kanemasa

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet Family: – Birth: fl. early 12th century Death: – Minamoto no Kanemasa Minamoto no Kanemasa (源 兼昌) flourished during the early 12th century, In his lifetime he was a part of the poetic circle of Emperor Horikawa and we can find seven of his poems[...]

Ahiratsuhime

Ahiratsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Emperor Jimmu (husband) Tagishimimi (son) Birth: – Death: – Ahiratsuhime Ahiratsuhime (吾平津媛) was the wife of Emperor Jimmu and mother to Tagishimimi.1 Footnotes 1. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.[...]

Ohotamusaka

Ohotamusaka

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Okinaga no sukune (father) Kahamata no Inayorihime (mother) Birth: – Death: – Ohotamusaka Ohotamusaka (大多牟坂王) was the son of Okinaga no sukune and Kahamata no Inayorihime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Tajima no kuni no miyatsuko.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O,[...]

Kahamata no Inayorihime

Kahamata no Inayorihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Okinaga no sukune (husband) Ohotamusaka (son) Birth: – Death: – Kahamata no Inayorihime Kahamata no Inayorihime (河俣稲依毘売) was the second wife of Okinaga no sukune Together they had a son called Ohotamusaka.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of[...]

Okinagahiko

Okinagahiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Okinaga no sukune (father) Kadzuraki no Takanukahime (mother) Okinagatarashihime (sister) Soratsuhime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Okinagahiko Okinagahiko (息長日子王) was the son of Okinaga no sukune and Kadzuraki no Takanukahime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Kibi no homuji no Kimi and Harima[...]

Soratsuhime

Soratsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Okinaga no sukune (father) Kadzuraki no Takanukahime (mother) Okinagatarashihime (sister) Okinagahiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Soratsuhime Soratsuhime (虚空津比売命) was the daughter of Okinaga no sukune and Kadzuraki no Takanukahime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”.[...]

Kadzuraki no Takanukahime

Kadzuraki no Takanukahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Okinaga no sukune (husband) Okinagatarashihime (daughter) Soratsuhime (daughter) Okinagahiko (son) Birth: – Death: – Kadzuraki no Takanukahime Kadzuraki no Takanukahime (葛城之高額比売) was the first wife of Okinaga no sukune. Together they had three children by the names of Okinagatarashihime, Soratsuhime and Okinagahiko.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O,[...]

Okinaga no sukune

Okinaga no sukune

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Kanimeikadzuchi (father) Takakihime (mother) Kadzuraki no Takanukahime (wife) Okinagatarashihime (daughter) Soratsuhime (daughter) Okinagahiko (son) Kahamata no Inayorihime (wife) Ohotamusaka (son) Birth: – Death: – Okinaga no sukune Okinaga no sukune (息長宿禰王) was the son of Kanimeikadzuchi and Takakihime. He had children with two different women[...]

Taniha no Tohotsu omi

Taniha no Tohotsu omi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Takakihime Birth: – Death: – Taniha no Tohotsu omi Taniha no Tohotsu omi (丹波之遠津臣) was the father of Takakihime, whom married into the Imperial Family.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2. Chamberlain,[...]

Takakihime

Takakihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Family: Taniha no Tohotsu omi (father) Kanimeikadzuchi (husband) Okinaga no sukune (son) Birth: – Death: – Takakihime Takakihime (高材比売) was the wife of the Imperial Prince Kanimeikadzuchi and togther they has a son by the name of Okinaga no sukune. She is said to have been[...]

Kanimeikadzuchi

Kanimeikadzuchi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka (father) Mone no Ajisahabime (mother) Takakihime (wife) Okinaga no sukune (son) Birth: – Death: – Kanimeikadzuchi Kanimeikadzuchi (迦邇米雷王) was the son of Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka and Mone no Ajisahabime. In his life he married Takakihime and[...]

Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka

Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Oketsuhime (mother) Mone no Ajisahabime (wife) Kanimeikadzuchi (son) Irine (brother) Hioosu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka (山代之大筒木真若王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Oketsuhime. He married his niece Mone no Ajisahabime[...]

Mone no Ajisahabime

Mone no Ajisahabime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Irine (father) Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka (husband) Kanimeikadzuchi (son) Birth: – Death: – Mone no Ajisahabime Mone no Ajisahabime (丹波能阿治佐波毘売?) is known to have been the daughter of Irine. She would later marry her uncle Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka and together[...]

Irine

Irine

For the ancestor of the Haji Clan see: Iirine For the man from Izumo see: Ihiirine Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Oketsuhime (mother) Mone no Ajisahabime (daughter) Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka (brother) Hioosu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Irine Irine (伊理泥王) was the son of Hikoimasu and[...]

Hioosu

Hioosu

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Oketsuhime (mother) Yamashiro no Oho Tsutsuki no Mawaka (brother) Irine (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hioosu Hioosu (比古意須王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Oketsuhime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia[...]

Minamoto no Hitoshi

Minamoto no Hitoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Emperor Saga (Great-Grandfather) Birth: 880AD Death: 951AD Minamoto no Hitoshi Minamoto no Hitoshi (源等) was the great-grandson of Emperor Saga, living from 880-951AD. During his lifetime he was Governor of several important provinces and in 947AD he recieved the rank of General of the Fourth Rank.[...]