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Otohime

Otohime

For the character from Folklore see – Otohime Sama 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) Yehime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Otohime Otohime (弟比売命)[...]

Matonuhime

Matonuhime

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

Mikadawake

Mikadawake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (father) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (mother) Hibasuhime (sister) Matonuhime (sister) Otohime (sister) Nubatanoiribika (sister) Azaminoiribime (sister) Takanohime (sister) Utakorihime (sister) Yehime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Mikadawake Mikadawake (朝廷別王?) was the son of Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi[...]

Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume

Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (husband) Hibasuhime (daughter) Matonuhime (daughter) Otohime (daughter) Mikadawake (son) Birth: – Death: – Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (丹波之河上之摩須郎女) was the wife of Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi. Together they had four[...]

Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi

Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Okinaganomidzuyorihime (mother) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (wife) Hibasuhime (daughter) Matonuhime (daughter) Otohime (daughter) Mikadawake (son) Nubatanoiribika (daughter) Azaminoiribime (daughter) Takanohime (daughter) Utakorihime (daughter) Yehime (daughter) Kamuohone (brother) Midzuhonomawaka (brother) Midzuhonoihoyorihime (sister) Mimitsuhime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Tanika no[...]

Mimitsuhime

Mimitsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Hikoimasu (father) Okinaganomidzuyorihime (mother) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (brother) Midzuhonomawaka (brother) Kamuohone (brother) Midzuhonoihoyorihime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Mimitsuhime Mimitsuhime (御井津比売) was the daughter of Hikoimasu and Okinaganomidzuyorihime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York:[...]

Midzuhonoihoyorihime

Midzuhonoihoyorihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Hikoimasu (father) Okinaganomidzuyorihime (mother) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (brother) Midzuhonomawaka (brother) Kamuohone (brother) Mimitsuhime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Midzuhonoihoyorihime Midzuhonoihoyorihime (水穂五百依比売) was the daughter of Hikoimasu and Okinaganomidzuyorihime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New[...]

Kamuohone

Kamuohone

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Okinaganomidzuyorihime (mother) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (brother) Midzuhonomawaka (brother) Midzuhonoihoyorihime (sister) Mimitsuhime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Kamuohone Kamuohone (神大根王) also known as Yatsuriiribiko (八瓜入日子王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Okinaganomidzuyorihime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Minu no[...]

Midzuhonomawaka

Midzuhonomawaka

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Okinaganomidzuyorihime (mother) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (brother) Kamuohone (brother) Midzuhonoihoyorihime (sister) Mimitsuhime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Midzuhonomawaka Midzuhonomawaka (水之穂真若王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Okinaganomidzuyorihime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Chikatsu Afumi no Yasu no atahe.12 Footnotes[...]

Amenomikage

Amenomikage

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Okinaganomidzuyorihime (daughter) Amenomikage Amenomikage (天之御影神) was a Shinto kami and father to Okinaganomidzuyorihime. It is said he was reverred by the priests of Mikami in Chikatsu Afumi.12 His name is used as a epitaph in the Hymns for shrines and palaces.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O,[...]

Okinaganomidzuyorihime

Okinaganomidzuyorihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Hikoimasu (husband) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (son) Midzuhonomawaka (son) Kamuohone (son) Midzuhonoihoyorihime (daughter) Mimitsuhime (daughter) Amenomikage (father) Birth: – Death: – Okinaganomidzuyorihime Okinaganomidzuyorihime (息長水依比売命) was married to Hikoimasu and together they had 5 children. These being Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi, Midzuhonomawaka, Kamuohone, Midzuhonoihoyorihime, Mimitsuhime. She[...]

Sahobime

Sahobime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Homutsuwake (son) Hikoimasu (father) Sahonoohokuramitome (mother) Sahobiko (brother) Murobiko (brother) Wozaho (brother) Birth: – Death: – Sahobime Sahobime (狭穂姫命) also known as Sahajihime was the daughter of Hikoimasu and Sahonoohokuramitome. She would later go on to marry Emperor Suinin and together have a[...]

Murobiko

Murobiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Sahonoohokuramitome (mother) Sahobiko (brother) Sahobime (sister) Wozaho (brother) Birth: – Death: – Murobiko Murobiko (室毘古王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Sahonoohokuramitome. He is said to be the ancestor of the Mikaha no Ho no wake.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt.[...]

Wozaho

Wozaho

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Sahonoohokuramitome (mother) Sahobiko (brother) Sahobime (sister) Murobiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Wozaho Wozaho (袁邪本王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Sahonoohokuramitome. He is said to be the ancestor of the Kadzunu no wake and Chikatsu Afumi no Kanu no Wake.12 Footnotes 1.[...]

Sahobiko

Sahobiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Sahonoohokuramitome (mother) Wozaho (brother) Sahobime (sister) Murobiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Sahobiko Sahobiko (沙本毘古王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Sahonoohokuramitome. He is said to be the ancestor of the Kusakabe no muraji and Kahi no kuni no miyatsuko.12 During the[...]

Sahonoohokuramitome

Sahonoohokuramitome

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Hikoimasu (husband) Sahobiko (son) Wozaho (son) Sahobime (daughter) Murobiko (son) Kasuga no Takekunikatsutome (mother) Birth: – Death: – Sahonoohokuramitome Sahonoohokuramitome (沙本之大闇見戸売) was the wife of Hikoimasu with whom she had four children. These being Sahobiko, Wozaho, Sahobime and Murobiko. Her mother is said to have[...]

Shibumi no Sukune

Shibumi no Sukune

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Yenahime (mother) Ohōmata (brother) Womata (brother) Birth: – Death: – Shibumi no Sukune Shibumi no Sukune (志夫美宿禰王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Yenahime. He is said to have been the ancestor of the Sasa no kimi.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by[...]

Womata

Womata

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Yenahime (mother) Ohōmata (brother) Shibumi no Sukune (brother) Birth: – Death: – Womata Womata (小俣王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Yenahime. He is said to have been the ancestor of the Tagima no Magari no kimi.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by[...]

Unakami

Unakami

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Ohōmata (father) Aketatsu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Unakami Unakami (菟上王) was the son of Ohōmata. He is said to have been the ancestor of the Himeda no kimi. He accompanies the Prince Homutsuwake and his brother Aketatsu to pay respects at the shrine of Ōkuninushi[...]

Aketatsu

Aketatsu

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Ohōmata (father) Unakami (brother) Birth: – Death: – Aketatsu Aketatsu (曙立王) was the son of Ohōmata. He is said to have been the ancestor of the Homujibe no kimi and the Ise no Sana no miyatsuko. We see him later mentioned in the kojiki during[...]

Ohōmata

Ohōmata

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoimasu (father) Yenahime (mother) Womata (brother) Shibumi no Sukune (brother) Aketatsu (son) Unakami (son) Birth: – Death: – Ohōmata Ohōmata (大俣王) was the son of Hikoimasu and Yenahime. He was father to Aketatsu and Unakami.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014)[...]

Yenahime

Yenahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Hikoimasu (husband) Ohōmata (son) Womata (son) Shibumi no Sukune (son) Birth: – Death: – Yenahime Yenahime (山代之荏名津比売- Yamashiroenatsuhime?) also known as Karibatatobe (苅幡戸辨) was the wife of Hikoimasu. It is said she married him in Yamashiro Province and together they had three sons called Ohōmata,[...]

Hikoimasu

Hikoimasu

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Shido Shogun Family: Emperor Kaika (father) Oketsuhime (mother) Many wives and children see below. Birth: – Death: – Hikoimasu Hikoimasu (彦坐王) was the son of Emperor Kaika and Oketsuhime.123 He is additonally said to have had several wives and many children. Family With his first wife[...]

Taketayohadzurawake

Taketayohadzurawake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kaika (father) Washihime (mother) Birth: – Death: – Taketayohadzurawake Taketayohadzurawake (建豊波豆羅和気王) is said to have been the son of Emperor Kaika and Washihime. He is listed as the ancestor of the Chimori no Omi, Oshinumi-be no miyatsuko, Mina-be no miyatsuko, Inaba no Oshinumi-be, Taniha no[...]

Kadzuraki no Tarumi

Kadzuraki no Tarumi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Washihime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Kadzuraki no Tarumi Kadzuraki no Tarumi (葛城垂見宿禰) is stated to have been the father of Washihime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2. Chamberlain, B.[...]

Washihime

Washihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kaika (husband) Taketayohadzurawake (son) Kadzuraki no Tarumi (father) Birth: – Death: – Washihime Washihime (鸇比売) was a concubine of Emperor Kaika, she bore him a son by the name of Taketayohadzurawake. She is also said to have been the daughter of Kadzuraki no Tarumi.12[...]

Oketsuhime

Oketsuhime

Oketsuhime can refer to two people with the same name. Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kaika (husband) Hikoimasu (son) Oketsuhime (sister – see below) Hikokunioketsu (father) Birth: – Death: – Oketsuhime Oketsuhime (意祁都比売命) was the concubine of Emperor Kaika with whom she had a son by the name[...]

Mimatsuhime

Mimatsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kaika (father) Ikagashikome (mother) Emperor Sujin (brother) Birth: – Death: – Mimatsuhime Mimatsuhime (御間城姫) was the daughter of Emperor Kaika and Ikagashikome according to the record of the nihongi.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest[...]

Ōhesoki

Ōhesoki

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Ikagashikome (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ōhesoki Ōhesoki (大綜麻杵命) is stated to have been the father to Ikagashikome.123 He is additionally said to have been the ancestor of the Mononobe Clan.2 Footnotes 1. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.[...]

Sanugitarine

Sanugitarine

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoyumusumi (father) Ohotsutsukitarine (brother) Birth: – Death: – Sanugitarine Sanugitarine is said to have been the son of Hikoyumusumi in the Kojiki. He and his brother are said to have had a total of 5 daughters.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014)[...]

Ohotsutsukitarine

Ohotsutsukitarine

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikoyumusumi (father) Sanugitarine (brother) Birth: – Death: – Ohotsutsukitarine Ohotsutsukitarine is said to have been the son of Hikoyumusumi in the Kojiki. He and his brother are said to have had a total of 5 daughters. One of his daughters was Kaguyahime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro.[...]

Hikoyumusumi

Hikoyumusumi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kaika (father) Takanohime (mother) Ohotsutsukitarine (son) Sanugitarine (son) Birth: – Death: – Hikoyumusumi Hikoyumusumi (彦湯産隅命) was the son of Emperor Kaika and Takanohime.123 The kojiki additionally states he had two sons by the names of Ohotsutsukitarine and Sanugitarine.23 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi[...]

Yugori

Yugori

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Takanohime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Yugori Yugori (由碁理) is mentioned in the kojiki as the father of Takanohime. He is said to have been Taniha no oho agatanushi.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York:[...]

Takanohime

Takanohime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kaika (husband) Yugori (father) Hikoyumusumi (son) Birth: – Death: – Takanohime Takanohime (竹野媛) was the concubine of Emperor Kaika with whom she had Hikoyumusumi.12 She is said to have been the daughter of Yugori.13 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki.[...]

Emperor Kaika

Emperor Kaika

Reign: 158-98BC Born: 208BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Uchishikome (mother) Takanohime (wife) Hikoyumusumi (son) Ikagashikome (wife/step mum) Emperor Sujin (son) Mimatsuhime (daughter) Oketsuhime (wife) Hikoimasu (son) Washihime (wife) Taketayohadzurawake (son) Burial place: misasagi in Isakaha Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōgen  * Successor Emperor Sujin Emperor Kaika[...]

Jien

Jien

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Buddhist Monk, daisōjō Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Kanoe no Motozane (brother) Fujiwara no Motofusa (brother) Kujō no Kanezane (brother) Fujiwara no Kanefusa (brother) Fujiwara no Masako (sister) Fujiwara no Ikushi (adopted sister) Fujiwara no Teishi (adopted sister) Birth: c.1155AD Death: 1225AD Jien Jien[...]

Suruga Province

Suruga Province

See also: List of Provinces Suruga Province Suruga Province (駿河国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Legendary Period Yamato Takeru was tasked to go subdue the Yemishi who lived on the periphery of the realm, on his way he travels through Suruga according to the Nihongi. However the[...]

Shinano Province

Shinano Province

See also: List of Provinces Shinano Province Shinano Province (信濃国) was one of the many provinces of Japan. Folktales The folktale The Clever Boar and Monkey is set in this province.5 Legenedary Period Yamanobe no Ohotaka passed through here on his way to catch a swan for the Prince Homutsuwake.4[...]

Kawachi Province

Kawachi Province

See also: Provinces Kawachi Province Kawachi Province (河内国) was one of the many provinces in Japan. It is now included in Osaka. Haji Clan From information inside of the nihongi we know that members of the Haji Clan dwelt here. After the dissolution of the Haji Clan and their connections[...]

Izumi Province

Izumi Province

See also: Provinces Izumi Province Izumi Province (和泉国) was one of the many provinces in Japan. It is now included in Osaka. The Engi Shiki list shrines to the kami Ameno Futodama here1 with the Shinsen Shōjiroku stating the Haji Clan dwelt in this province amongst others.2 Reign of Emperor[...]

Wakugo

Wakugo

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princes Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Wakugo Wakugo (若子宿禰) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no Sukune in the Kojiki. He[...]

Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko

Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princes Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (葛城襲津彦) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no Sukune in the Kojiki. He[...]

Princess Nunoiro

Princess Nunoiro

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Princess Nunoiro Princess Nunoiro (怒能伊呂比売) was said to have been the daughter of Takeuchi no Sukune in the[...]

Mato of Kume

Mato of Kume

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Mato of Kume Mato of Kume ( 久米能摩伊刀比売) was said to have been the daughter of Takeuchi no Sukune[...]

Kinotsunu

Kinotsunu

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kinotsunu Kinotsunu (紀角) was said to be the son of Takeuchi no Sukune in the Kojiki. He[...]

Hegurinotsuki

Hegurinotsuki

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hegurinotsuki Hegurinotsuki (平群 木菟) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no Sukune in the Kojiki. He[...]

Soga no Ishikawa

Soga no Ishikawa

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Kosenookara (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Soga no Ishikawa Soga no Ishikawa (蘇我 石川) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no[...]

Kosenookara

Kosenookara

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Hatanoyashiro (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kosenookara Kosenookara (許勢 小柄) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no Sukune in[...]

Hatanoyashiro

Hatanoyashiro

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hatanoyashiro Hatanoyashiro (羽田 矢代) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no Sukune in[...]

Yamashitakage

Yamashitakage

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikofutooshimakoto (husband) Takeuchi no Sukune (son?) Udzuhiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamashitakage Yamashitakage (山下影日売) is said to have been the wife of Hikofutooshimakoto and mother of Takeuchi no Sukune. This is mentioned in the kojiki. She is said to have been the younger sister[...]

Umashi Uchi

Umashi Uchi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikofutooshimakoto (father) Takachinahime (mother) Birth: – Death: – Umashi Uchi Umashi Uchi (甘美内宿禰) is said to have been the son of Hikofutooshimakoto and Takachinahime. This is mentioned in the kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient[...]

Takachinahime

Takachinahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Hikofutooshimakoto (husband) Umashi Uchi (son) Chonabi (brother) Birth: – Death: – Takachinahime Takachinahime (高千那毘売命) was the wife of Hikofutooshimakoto, and together they had Umashi Uchi. She was said to be from Kadzuraki. She is stated to have been the younger sister of Chonabi. This is[...]

Hikofutooshimakoto

Hikofutooshimakoto

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Ikagashikome (mother) Takachinahime (wife) Umashi Uchi (son) Yamashitakage (wife) Takeuchi no Sukune (son/grandson?) Birth: – Death: – Hikofutooshimakoto Hikofutooshimakoto (彦太忍信命) was the son of Emperor Kōgen and Ikagashikome.12 The nihongi says that he was the grandfather of Takeuchi no Sukune.2 The[...]

Ikagashikome

Ikagashikome

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōgen (husband) Hikofutooshimakoto (son) Utsushikowo (father?) Ōhesoki (father?) Emperor Kaika (husband) Emperor Sujin (son) Mimatsuhime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ikagashikome Ikagashikome (伊香色謎命) was the concubine of Emperor Kōgen and together they had Hikofutooshimakoto. Ancestor to Takeuchi no Sukune.123 The kojiki states her father[...]

Takehaniyasuhiko

Takehaniyasuhiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Haniyasuhime (mother) Atabime (wife) Birth: – Death: – Takehaniyasuhiko Takehaniyasuhiko (武埴安彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōgen and Haniyasuhime.123 During the reign of Emperor Sujin he planned to rise up against him and attack.123 In the kojiki it says that Ohobiko[...]

Haniyasuhime

Haniyasuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōgen (husband) Takehaniyasuhiko (son) Birth: – Death: – Haniyasuhime Haniyasuhime (埴安媛) was the concubine of Emperor Kōgen. Together the two of them had Takehaniyasuhiko.123 In the kojiki she is said to have been the daughter of Awotama of Kafuchi.23 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G.[...]

Sukunabikookokoro

Sukunabikookokoro

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Uchishikome (mother) Emperor Kaika (brother) Ohobiko (brother) Yamatotohime (sister?) Birth: – Death: – Sukunabikookokoro Sukunabikookokoro (少彦男心命) is said to have been the second son of Emperor Kōgen and Uchishikome. This is mentioned in the kojiki.12 He is mentioned in an alternative version of[...]

Yamatotohime

Yamatotohime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Uchishikome (mother) Emperor Kaika (brother) Ohobiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamatotohime Yamatotohime (倭迹迹姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Kōgen and Uchishikome and so was the sister of Ohobiko and Emperor Kaika. She is also given the name of Yamatotohimomosobime1. She does not[...]

Hikoinakoshiwake

Hikoinakoshiwake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Ohobiko (father) Takenumakahawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hikoinakoshiwake Hikoinakoshiwake was the son of Ohobiko and brother of Takenumakahawake. He is said to be the ancestor to the Kashihade no Omi in the kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An[...]

Takenumakahawake

Takenumakahawake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Shido Shogun / Five Daibu Family: Ohobiko (father) Hikoinakoshiwake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Takenumakahawake Takenumakahawake (武渟川別) was the son of Ohobiko and brother of Hikoinakoshiwake. He said to be the ancestor of the Abe no Omi in the kojiki.v Reign of Emperor Sujin[...]

Ohobiko

Ohobiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Shido Shogun Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Uchishikome (mother) Emperor Kaika (brother) Sukunabikookokoro (brother) Yamatotohime (sister) Takenumakahawake (son) Hikoinakoshiwake (son) Mimakihime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ohobiko Ohobiko (大彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōgen and Uchishikome. Family He was the brother to Emperor Kaika, Yamatotohime12 and[...]

Utsushikoo

Utsushikoo

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Uchishikome (sister) Ikagashikome (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Utsushikoo Utsushikoo (内色許男命) is said to have been the brother of Uchishikome (wife of Emperor Kōgen) and father to Ikagashikome).12 He is said to have been the ancestor to the Hodzumi no Omi in the kojiki.12[...]

Uchishikome

Uchishikome

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kōgen (husband) Ohobiko (son) Emperor Kaika (son) Sukunabikookokoro (son) Yamatotohime (daughter) Utsushikoo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Uchishikome 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[...]

Princess Are

Princess Are

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Haeirodo (sister) Birth: – Death: – Princess Are Princess Are was the sister of Haeirodo. This is mentioned in the kojiki1 and not in the nihongi. Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University[...]

Emperor Kōgen

Emperor Kōgen

Reign: 214-158BC Born: 273BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Kuwashi Hime (mother) Uchishikome (wife) Ohobiko (son) Emperor Kaika (son) Sukunabikookokoro (son) Yamatotohime (daughter) Ikagashikome (concubine) Hikofutooshimakoto (son) Haniyasuhime (concubine) Takehaniyasuhiko (son) Burial place: misasagi on Tsurugi Lake Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōrei  * Successor Emperor Kaika Emperor Kōgen[...]

Hikosashikatawake

Hikosashikatawake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Yamatototowakayabime (sister) Yamatototohimomosobime (sister) Kibitsuhiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hikosashikatawake Hikosashikatawake (日子刺肩別命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. He was the brother of Yamatototohimomosobime, Yamatototowakayabime and Kibitsuhiko.12 In the kojiki he is said to be the Ancestor of the[...]

Kibitsuhiko

Kibitsuhiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Shido Shogun Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Yamatototowakayabime (sister) Yamatototohimomosobime (sister) Hikosashikatawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kibitsuhiko Kibitsuhiko (吉備津彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. He was the brother of Yamatototohimomosobime, Yamatototowakayabime12 and Hikosashikatawake.1 In the kojiki he is given an alternative name[...]

Yamatototowakayabime

Yamatototowakayabime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Kibitsuhiko (brother) Yamatototohimomosobime (sister) Hikosashikatawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamatototowakayabime Yamatototowakayabime (倭迹迹稚屋姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. She was the sister of Yamatototohimomosobime, Kibitsuhiko12 and Hikosashikatawake.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An[...]

Yamatototohimomosobime

Yamatototohimomosobime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Kibitsuhiko (brother) Yamatototowakayabime (sister) Hikosashikatawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamatototohimomosobime Yamatototohimomosobime (倭迹迹日百襲媛命) was the daughter of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. She was the sister of Yamatototowakayabime, Kibitsuhiko12 and Hikosashikatawake.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An[...]

Yamatonokunikahime

Yamatonokunikahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Yamatototohimomosobime (daughter) Kibitsuhiko (son) Yamatototowakayabime (daughter) Hikosashikatawake (son) Birth: – Death: – Yamatonokunikahime Yamatonokunikahime (倭国香媛) was a concubine of Emperor Kōrei. Together they are said to have had two daughters and two sons. The daughters Yamatototohimomosobime and Yamatototowakayabime as well as the[...]

Hikosajima

Hikosajima

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Haeirode (mother) Wakatakehiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hikosajima Hikosajima (彦狭島命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Haeirodo12 and brother to Wakatakehiko.2 In the kojiki his name differs slightly to the nihongi where he is called Hikosamame.2 He is listed as the Ancestor[...]

Wakatakehiko

Wakatakehiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Haeirode (mother) Hikosajima (brother) Birth: – Death: – Wakatakehiko Wakatakehiko (稚武彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Haeirodo12 and brother of Hikosajima.2 He is listed as the ancestor to the Kibi no Omi1 more specifically the ancestor to the Shimotsumichi in Kibi[...]

Haeirodo

Haeirodo

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Wakatakehiko (son) Hikosajima (son) Princess Are (sister) Birth: – Death: – Haeirodo Haeirodo (絙某弟) was one of the concubines of Emperor Kōrei. She is said to have been the mother of Wakatakehiko in the kojiki and nihongi1 but she has an additional[...]

Kuwashi Hime

Kuwashi Hime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Emperor Kōgen (son) Father (see below) Birth: – Death: – Kuwashi Hime Kuwashi Hime (細媛命) was the Empress of Emperor Kōrei. This name for her is given in the Kojiki.12 In the Nihongi she is given the name Hosohime.3 She is said to[...]

Chijihayahime

Chijihayahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Chijihayamawaka (mother) Birth: – Death: –   Chijihayahime Chijihayahime (千千速比売命) was the child of Emperor Kōrei and Chijihayamawaka. This is mentioned in the Kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia[...]

Chijihayamawaka

Chijihayamawaka

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Chijihayahime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Chijihayamawaka Chijihayamawaka (千千速真若比売) was the concubine of Emperor Kōrei. We see her mentioned in the Kojiki as coming from Kasuga. With the Emperor she had a daughter called Chijihayahime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav[...]

Emperor Kōrei

Emperor Kōrei

Reign: 290-215BC Born: 342BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōan (father) Oshihime (mother) Kuwashi Hime (wife) Emperor Kōgen (son) Haeirodo (concubine) Wakatakehiko (son) Hikosajima (son) Yamato no kunikahime (concubine) Yamatototohimomosobime (daughter) Kibitsuhiko (son) Yamatototowakayabime (daughter) Hikosashikatawake (son) Chijihayamawaka (concubine) Chijihayahime (daughter) Burial place: misasagi on Mumazaka at Kataoka. Order of[...]

Fujiwara no Tsuneko

Fujiwara no Tsuneko

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Consort Family: Emperor Kazan (husband) Birth: – Death: 986AD Fujiwara no Tsuneko Fujiwara no Tsuneko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan who died in 986AD. She was the consort of Emperor Kazan.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard[...]

Kujō Yoritsugu

Kujō Yoritsugu

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: shōgun Family: Kujō Yoritsune (father) Birth: 1239AD Death: 1256AD Kujō Yoritsugu Kujō Yoritsugu (九条 頼嗣) was a member of the Kujō Family living from 1239-1256AD, he was the son of Kujō Yoritsune. During his life his was appointed shōgun of the Kamakura Bakufu in 1244 after[...]

Fujiwara no Yoshiko

Fujiwara no Yoshiko

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family:Emperor Go-Saga (husband) Emperor Go-Fukakusa (son) Emperor Kameyama (son) Birth: 1225AD Death: after 1292AD Fujiwara no Yoshiko Fujiwara no Yoshiko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1225-1292. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Saneuji and married Emperor Go-Saga. Together they had[...]

Fujiwara no Renshi

Fujiwara no Renshi

Period: Kamakura Period / Muromachi Period Occupation: – Family: Emperor Go-Daigo (husband) Emperor Go-Murakami (son) Fujiwara no Kintaka (adopted father) Birth: 1301AD Death: 1359AD Fujiwara no Renshi Fujiwara no Renshi (藤原 廉子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1301-1359AD. She was the adopted daughter of Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Nagako

Fujiwara no Nagako

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Lady of the Court Family: Fujiwara no Kaneko (sister) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Nagako Fujiwara no Nagako also known as Sanuki Tenji, was a lady of the court and member of the Fujiwara Clan, living c.1079AD. During her lifetime she served Emperor Horikawa and then[...]

Minamoto no Muneyuki

Minamoto no Muneyuki

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Magistrate Family: Emperor Kōkō (grandfather) Birth: – Death: 939AD Minamoto no Muneyuki Minamoto no Muneyuki (源 宗于) was the grandson of Emperor Kōkō, known to have died in 939AD. During his life it is known he was reduced to mere commoner status in 894AD,[...]

Prince Motoyoshi

Prince Motoyoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Emperor Yōzei (father) Birth: 890AD Death: 943AD Prince Motoyoshi Prince Motoyoshi (元良親王) was a member of the Imperial Family and son to Emperor Yōzei, living from 890-943AD. During his lifetime he was known to have been a great gallant and appears in several[...]

Ariwara no Yukihira

Ariwara no Yukihira

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Third Rank of the office of chūnagon Family: Prince Abo (father) Ariwara no Narihira (brother) Birth: 818 Death: 893 Ariwara no Yukihira Ariwara no Yukihira (在原 行平) was a member of the Ariwara Family and a known poet during his time, living from 818-893AD.[...]

Emperor Kōkō

Emperor Kōkō

Reign: 884-887AD Born: 830AD Period: Heian Period Family: Emperor Ninmyō (father) Minamoto no Muneyuki (grandson) Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Yōzei * Successor Emperor Uda Emperor Kōkō Emperor Kōkō (光孝天皇) was the 58th Emperor of Japan living from 830-871AD and reigning from 884-887AD.1 Family Kōkō was the third son of Emperor[...]

Minamoto no Tōru

Minamoto no Tōru

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Sadaijin Family: Emperor Saga (father) Emperor Ninmyō (brother) Minamoto no Makoto (brother) Minamoto no Tokiwa (brother) Birth: 822AD Death: 895AD Minamoto no Tōru Minamoto no Tōru (源 融) was a member of the Imperial Family living from 822-895AD1. The son of Emperor Saga he[...]

Emperor Yōzei

Emperor Yōzei

Reign: 876-884AD Born: 868AD Period: Heian Period Family: Emperor Seiwa (father) Prince Motoyoshi (son) Fujiwara no Mototsune (uncle) Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Seiwa * Successor Emperor Kōkō Emperor Yōzei Emperor Yōzei (陽成天皇) was the 57th Emperor of Japan living from 868-949AD and reigning from 876-884AD.1 Family He was the[...]

Fujiwara no Kenshi

Fujiwara no Kenshi

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

Fujiwara no Otomuro

Fujiwara no Otomuro

Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (father) Emperor Kanmu (husband) Birth: 760AD Death: 790AD Fujiwara no Otomuro Fujiwara no Otomuro (藤原 乙牟漏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan, living from 760-790. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu[...]

Fujiwara no Morozane

Fujiwara no Morozane

Period: Heian Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku, dajō daijin Family: Fujiwara no Yorimichi (father) Fujiwara no Kenshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Michifusa (son) Fujiwara no Kanshi (adopted daughter) Fujiwara no Moromichi (son) Fujiwara no Tadanori (son) Fujiwara no Tsunezane (son) Fujiwara no Ietada (son) Fujiwara no Michifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Kanshi (sister) Fujiwara[...]

Kibi no Makibi

Kibi no Makibi

Period: Asuka Period, Nara Period Occupation: Scholar, udajin Family: – Birth: 695AD Death:775AD Kibi no Makibi Kibi no Makibi (吉備 朝臣 真備) was a scholar, born into a powerful family in the Kibi Region, who lived from 695-775AD. In his lifetime he was well versed in confucian classics, as well[...]

Abe no Hirafu

Abe no Hirafu

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: General, Governor Family: – Birth: c.575AD Death: 664AD Abe no Hirafu Abe no Hirafu (阿倍 比羅夫) was a member of the Abe Clan who lived during the mid 7th century.1 Louis Frederick gives the period of his life from c.575-664.2 For a part of his life he was[...]

Abe no Seimei

Abe no Seimei

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Astrologer Family: – Birth: 921AD Death:1005AD Abe no Seimei Abe no Seimei (安倍 晴明) was a member of the Abe Clan living from 921-1005AD. He was an astrologer and was in the court of Emperor Ichijō. He was a part of the onmyōdō and became famous[...]

Man’yōshū

Man’yōshū

Man’yōshū The Man’yōshū (万葉集) is an important literary collection of Japanese poetry. Surviving Examples The oldest surviving example of this document is known as the katsura-bon (桂本) which dates to the mid-Heian period.1 Compilation It is generally unknown how the entire piece was compiled, though the Japanese at this time[...]

Priest Manzei

Priest Manzei

See also: Priest Manzei Poems Period: Nara Period Occupation: Governor of Mino, General of Owari, Mikawa and Shinano, Udaiben, Buddhist Monk (sami), bettō, Poet Family: – Birth: – Death:- Priest Manzei Priest Manzei (満誓 沙弥 – He Who Fulfills the Vow/Compleat Votary) was the religous name of Kasa Maro (笠[朝臣][...]

Fujiwara no Yorimichi

Fujiwara no Yorimichi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: sesshō, kampaku Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Morozane (son) Fujiwara no Michifusa (son) Fujiwara no Kanshi (daughter) Fujiwara no Genshi (adopted daughter) 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[...]

Okibi no Morosumi

Okibi no Morosumi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōan (father) Oshihime (mother) Emperor Kōrei (brother) Birth: – Death: – Okibi no Morosumi Okibi no Morosumi (大吉備諸進命) was the son of Emperor Kōan and Oshihime. He was also brother to the future Emperor Kōrei.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014)[...]

Oshihime

Oshihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Ameoshitarashihiko (father) Emperor Kōan (husband) Ōkibi no Morosumi (son) Emperor Kōrei (son) Birth: – Death: – Oshihime Oshihime (押媛) was the wife of Emperor Kōan and daughter to Ameoshitarashihiko.1 Together they had two sons, the future Emperor Kōrei and Ōkibi no Morosumi.2 She was[...]

Emperor Kōan

Emperor Kōan

Reign: 392-291BC Born: 427/428BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōshō (father) Yosotarashi Hime (mother) Oshihime (wife) Ōkibi no Morosumi (son) Emperor Kōrei (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (brother) Burial place: misasagi at Tamade Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōshō  * Successor Emperor Kōrei Emperor Kōan Emperor Kōan (孝安 天皇) was the 6th Emperor of[...]