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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[...]

Ōhatanushi

Ōhatanushi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: ōkannushi Family: – Birth: – Death: – Ōhatanushi Ōhatanushi is seen mentioned within the made Jinnō Shōtōki where it states he was made the first Head Priest (ōkannushi) of the Ise Grand Shrine.1 Footnotes 1. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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:[...]

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[...]

Fujiwara no Suenawa

Fujiwara no Suenawa

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Lady Ukon (daughter? sister?) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Suenawa Fujiwara no Suenawa was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He was either the father or older brother of Lady Ukon. In the no longer extant Katano no Shosho it says that he[...]

Fujiwara no Mototada

Fujiwara no Mototada

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Takatada (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Mototada Fujiwara no Mototada (藤原 基忠) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and son of Fujiwara no Takatada.1 He didn’t take his grandfathers family name of Matsudono (need to find a reference why) Footnotes[...]

Konoe Chōshi

Konoe Chōshi

Period:Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Konoe Iezane (father) Takatsukasa Kanehira (brother) Konoe Kanetsune (brother) Birth: – Death: – Konoe Chōshi Konoe Chōshi was a member of the Konoe Family, a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan. She was the daughter of Konoe Iezane.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.[...]

Fujiwara no Yoshikane

Fujiwara no Yoshikane

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Koretada (father) Fujiwara no Yoshitaka (brother) Fujiwara no Kaishi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Yoshikane Fujiwara no Yoshikane was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Koretada.1 Footnotes[...]

Fujiwara no Naritoshi

Fujiwara no Naritoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Saneyori (father) Fujiwara no Sanesuke (son) Fujiwara no Yoritada (brother) Fujiwara no Atsutoshi (brother) Fujiwara no Keishi (sister) Fujiwara no Jutsushi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Naritoshi Fujiwara no Naritoshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the[...]

Fujiwara no Jutsushi

Fujiwara no Jutsushi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Saneyori (father) Fujiwara no Yoritada (brother) Fujiwara no Atsutoshi (brother)  Fujiwara no Naritoshi (brother) Fujiwara no Keishi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Jutsushi Fujiwara no Jutsushi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch. She was[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Suyetsumimi

Suyetsumimi

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Ikutamayoribime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Suyetsumimi Suyetsumimi was the father of Ikutamayoribime.123 When his daughter became pregnant he thought she had conceived by herself, however, she said she had not. So they devised a way to find out who the father was. He instructed[...]

Fujiwara no Baishi

Fujiwara no Baishi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Mototsune (father) Fujiwara no Tokihira (brother) Fujiwara no Tadahira (brother) Fujiwara no Nakahira (brother) Fujiwara no Kanehira (brother) Fujiwara no Raishi (sister) Fujiwara no Onshi I (sister) Fujiwara no Onshi II (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Baishi Fujiwara no Baishi[...]

The Greengrocer’s Daughter

The Greengrocer’s Daughter

The Greengrocer’s Daughter The Greengrocer’s Daughter is a tale stemming from the Edo Period and which led to the superstition of a woman born in the year hinoe-uma is a great worry for the family. The story goes that in 1681 there was a girl called Oshichi who fell in[...]

Fujiwara no Tomoyori

Fujiwara no Tomoyori

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Sadakata (father) Fujiwara no Tamesuke (son) Fujiwara no Asatada (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tomoyori Fujiwara no Tomoyori was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the family, in addition to being a member of the Kajūji[...]

Fujiwara no Toshimoto

Fujiwara no Toshimoto

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yoshikado (father) Fujiwara no Takafuji (brother) Fujiwara no Kanesuke (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Toshimoto Fujiwara no Toshimoto was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the family. He was the son of Fujiwara no Yoshikado and[...]

Fujiwara no Tamishi

Fujiwara no Tamishi

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yoshisuke (father) Fujiwara no Tagakishi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tamishi Fujiwara no Tamishi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the family. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Yoshisuke.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan:[...]

Fujiwara no Tagakishi

Fujiwara no Tagakishi

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yoshisuke (father) Fujiwara no Tamishi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tagakishi Fujiwara no Tagakishi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the family. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Yoshisuke.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan:[...]

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.[...]

Fujiwara no Toyohiko

Fujiwara no Toyohiko

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Hamanari (father) Fujiwara no Fuyuo (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Toyohiko Fujiwara no Toyohiko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Kyōke branch of the family. He was the son of Fujiwara no Hamanari and father of Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Sadatsugu

Fujiwara no Sadatsugu

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Muchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Toyonari (brother) Fujiwara no Nakamaro (brother) Fujiwara no Otomaro (brother) Fujiwara no Kosemaro (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Sadatsugu Fujiwara no Sadatsugu was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of the family. He was[...]

Fujiwara no Otoaki

Fujiwara no Otoaki

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tsuginawa (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Otoaki Fujiwara no Otoaki was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Nanke Branch of the family. He was the son of Fujiwara no Tsuginawa.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.[...]

Chonabi

Chonabi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Takachinahime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Chonabi Chonabi was the sister of Takachinahime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Yamashiro no Uchi no Omi as well as the Wohari no Muraji.This is mentioned in the kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 Yukinaga

Fujiwara no Yukinaga

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Artist Family:- Birth: 1202AD Death: after 1221AD Fujiwara no Yukinaga Fujiwara no Yukinaga was a member of the Fujiwara clan living from 1202 to some time after 1221. During his lifetime he was a painter in the Yamato-e style and is thought to have perhaps illustrated[...]

Fujiwara no Nagataka

Fujiwara no Nagataka

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Painter, Monk Family: Fujiwara no Ienobu (father) Fujiwara no Takasuke (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Nagataka Fujiwara no Nagataka was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living in the 13th Century. He was a painter in the Yamato-e style and was also a Buddhist[...]

Fujiwara no Ienobu

Fujiwara no Ienobu

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Nagataka (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Ienobu Fujiwara no Ienobu was a member of the Fujiwara Clan from the 13th Century. It is known that he studied alongside his son Fujiwara no Nagataka in Kyoto.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated[...]

Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi

Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi

Period: Nara Period? Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tadabumi (son) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi Fujiwara no Tsuneyoshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He is known to have been the father of Fujiwara no Tadabumi.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University[...]

Fujiwara no Taneie

Fujiwara no Taneie

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Taneie Fujiwara no Taneie was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. During his lifetime he was one of the authors of the Zoku kokin wakashū alongside Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi, Fujiwara no Motoie and Fujiwara no Yukiie.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe[...]

Fujiwara no Yukiie

Fujiwara no Yukiie

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: – Birth: 1223AD Death: 1275AD Fujiwara no Yukiie Fujiwara no Yukiie was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, living from 1223-1275. During his lifetime he was a poet and also one of the authors of the Zoku kokin wakashū alongside Fujiwara no Mitsutoshi, Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Nobutaka

Fujiwara no Nobutaka

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tamesuke (father) Murasaki Shibuki (wife) Daini no Sanmi (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Nobutaka Fujiwara no Nobutaka was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the family, in addition to being a member of the[...]

Fujiwara no Kintada

Fujiwara no Kintada

Period: Muromachi Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Izuko (daughter) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Kintada Fujiwara no Kintada was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He is known to have been the father of Fujiwara no Izuko.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard[...]

Fujiwara no Murao

Fujiwara no Murao

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara Hidesato (son) Fujiwara no Uona (ancestor) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Murao Fujiwara no Murao was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. Father to Fujiwara Hidesato, he is descended from Fujiwara no Uona.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo:[...]

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[...]

Abe no Manao

Abe no Manao

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Physician Family: – Birth: – Death: – Abe no Manao Abe no Manao was a member of the Abe Clan. He was a physician, who alongside Izumo Hirosada, compiled the first medical treatise in japan called the daidō ruijūhō (c.808-811).1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by[...]

Abe no Kurahashimaro

Abe no Kurahashimaro

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: sadaijin Family: – Birth: – Death:- Abe no Kurahashimaro Abe no Kurahashimaro was a member of the Abe Clan known to have been posted as sadaijin in 645. It is probable that he was one of the promoters of the Taika Reforms.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic,[...]

Okitsuyoso

Okitsuyoso

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Amenooshio (father?) Yosotarashi Hime (sister) Birth: – Death: – Okitsuyoso Okitsuyoso is mentioned in the Kojiki as the older brother of Yosotarashi Hime. He is said to be the ancestor of the Wohari no Muraji.1 His father is presumably Amenooshio as he is listed[...]

Tokotsuhikoirone

Tokotsuhikoirone

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Annei (father) Nunasoko Nakatsuhime (mother) Emperor Itoku (brother) Shikitsuhiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Tokotsuhikoirone Tokotsuhikoirone was a son of Emperor Annei and Nunasoko Nakatsuhime. This is related in the Kojiki as well as an alternative version of the Nihongi.12 The main narrative[...]

Ikishimimi

Ikishimimi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Annei (father) Nunasoko Nakatsuhime (mother) Amatoyotsuhime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ikishimimi Ikishimimi is a possible son of Emperor Annei. He is not mentioned in the Kojiki. However, he is mentioned as a son on Annei in the main text of the Nihongi,[...]

Yumi Be no Wakahiko

Yumi Be no Wakahiko

Yumi Be no Wakahiko Yumi Be no Wakahiko was a person mentioned during the reign of Emperor Suizei. It is said in the nihongi that they made a bow for the Emperor as he wished to kill his brother Tagishimimi.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of[...]

Yamato no Kanuchi Amatsumara

Yamato no Kanuchi Amatsumara

Yamato no Kanuchi Amatsumara Yamato no Kanuchi Amatsumara was a person mentioned during the reign of Emperor Suizei. It is said in the Nihongi that they made a true-deer arrow-point for the Emperor as he wished to kill his brother Tagishimimi.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles[...]

Kabane System

Kabane System

Kabane System The Kabane System was a system of division between different clans (uji). It was also known as the Shisei system and developed from the interchange of ideas from Paekche. This system saw to it that the uji would give the imperial monarch needed services as well as acting to[...]

Fujiwara no Mitsunaga

Fujiwara no Mitsunaga

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: Painter Family: Birth: Death: 1187 Fujiwara no Mitsunaga Fujiwara no Mitsunaga, also known as Tokiwa Mitsunaga (常盤 光長) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan who died in 1187. He was a painter who was part of the Kasuga School. He is known to have illustrated[...]

Gensuke

Gensuke

Gensuke Gensuke was a victim to the practise of Hitobashira in 1608. This event occured at the Matsue Ohashi Bridge. Attempts were being made to construct a bridge over the Ohashi river here, however, the pillars kept being washed away. A sacrifice was chosen (this being the next soul to[...]

Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi

Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Family: Fujiwara no Masuko (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He had a daughter by the name of Fujiwara no Masuko who was later adopted by Fujiwara no Yorinaga.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated[...]

Fujiwara no Kintsugu

Fujiwara no Kintsugu

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Udaijin / Sadaijin Family: – Birth: 1175AD Death: 1227AD Fujiwara no Kintsugu Fujiwara no Kintsugu was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1175-1227AD. In 1211 he was granted the rank of udaijin and by 1221 had been given the rank of[...]

Fujiwara no Kaneko

Fujiwara no Kaneko

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Nagako (sister) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Kaneko Fujiwara no Kaneko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1050-1133AD. There are some who question if she actually exisited as some believe she is the same person as her sister Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Izuko

Fujiwara no Izuko

Period: Muromachi Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kintada (father) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Izuko Fujiwara no Izuko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. A daughter to Fujiwara no Kintada she lived from 1351-1406AD marrying Emperor Go-En’yu. Together they had a child who would become Emperor Go-Komatsu. In[...]

Ama no Hayekiri

Ama no Hayekiri

Ama no Hayekiri / Orochi no Karasabi / Orochi no Aramasa Ama no Hayekiri, Orochi no Karasabi and Orochi no Aramasa are the names of swords used by Susano-o to kill the Dragon Yamata no Orochi. The name changes as within the Nihongi there are several alternative versions of the same[...]

Ōmiwa

Ōmiwa

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Himetatara Isuzuhime (daughter) Kimi of Kamo (descendants) Kimi of Ōmiwa (descendants) Ōmiwa Ōmiwa is a Shinto kami seen mentioned in the Nihongi. He is said to be the ancestor of the Kimi of Kamo and Kimi of Ōmiwa. His daughter was Himetatara Isuzuhime. He is[...]

Suganoyuyamanushi Mitsunasarohikoyamaashino

Suganoyuyamanushi Mitsunasarohikoyamaashino

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Susano-o (father) Kushinadahime (mother) Suganoyuyamanushi Mitsunasarohikoyamaashino Suganoyuyamanushi Mitsunasarohikoyamaashino is a Shinto kami found mentioned in an alternative version of the Nihongi. Here he is stated to be the son of Kushinadahime and Susano-o, the only other thing mentioned about him is that Ōkuninushi was[...]

Tsumatsuhime

Tsumatsuhime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Trees? Family: Susano-o (father) Isotakeru (brother) Oyatsuhime (sister) Tsumatsuhime Tsumatsuhime is a Shinto kami mentioned alongside his father in alternative versions of the Nihongi. The tale states Susano-o was jealous of the land of Han and its riches, and so from his body he pucked many[...]

Hinokuma

Hinokuma

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Ishikoridome (Mother) Hinokuma Hinokuma (Cyprus Corner) is a Shinto kami said to have been created by Ishikoridome. The Gleaning of Ancient Words states that when Ishikoridome first fashioned a mirror it was defective and so became the kami Hinokuma. Hinokuma is also the name for[...]

Yamatsuchi

Yamatsuchi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: – Yamatsuchi Yamatsuchi is a Shinto kami seen in an alternative writing of the Nihongi. In this version they are tasked with gathering Sakaki Tree’s as part of the offerings to try and coax Amaterasu out of the Sacred Rock Cave.1 Footnotes 1. Aston.[...]

Hinomahe

Hinomahe

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Ishikoridome (creator) Hinomahe Hinomahe is a Shinto kami mentioned in an alternative writing of the Nihongi. It states that Ishikoridome formed a Sun Spear made out of copper from Mount Kagu to help get Amaterasu out of the cave as well as Heavenly Bellows[...]

Amenoakarudama

Amenoakarudama

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Izanagi (father) Amenoakarudama Amenoakarudama is a Shinto kami mentioned in an alternative writing of the Nihongi where he said to be the child of Izanagi and is instructed with making jewels to try and coax Amaterasu out of the Sacred Rock Cave.1 Under another name of[...]

Kogotomusuhi

Kogotomusuhi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Ameno Koyane (daughter) Nakatomi Clan Kogotomusuhi Kogotomusuhi is a Shinto kami seen in the Nihongi. He is stated to have been the father of Ameno Koyane.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.[...]

Fujiwara no Atsumoto

Fujiwara no Atsumoto

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poets Family: Fujiwara no Akihira (father) Fujiwara no Atsumitsu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Atsumoto Fujiwara no Atsumoto was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. He was the son of Fujiwara no Akihira and brother to Fujiwara no Atsumitsu and was a renowned poet.1[...]

Inson

Inson

Period: Heian Period, Kamakura Period Occupation: Buddhist Sculptor Family: – Birth: 1120 Death: 1198 Inson Inson was a Buddhist sculptor known to have lived during the late Heian Period and early Kamakura Period from 1120AD to 1198. During his lifetime he lived in Heiankyō as was the lead representative of[...]

Ōtomo no Sukunamaro

Ōtomo no Sukunamaro

Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Sakanoue no Iratsume (half-sister/wife) Birth: – Death: – Ōtomo no Sukunamaro Ōtomo no Sukunamaro lived during the Nara Period. Though he was the older half brother of Sakanoue no Iratsume, they married one another and had two daughters together.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An[...]

Itazuke Remains

Itazuke Remains

Itazuke Remains The Itazuke Remains is a prehistoric site dating to the late Jomon Period, located in Shizuoka Prefecture. The site contains many Jomon artifacts as well as preserved footprints of both adults and children dating to about 400BC.1 Footnotes 1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”.[...]

Koro Chawa

Koro Chawa

Koro Chawa Koro Chawa also know as Tea-Talk of Old is a piece of literature where was can find mention of Kashin Koji where in 1612 he is said to have met with Tokugawa Ieyasu who asks him his age, to which he replies he is 88. This is useful[...]

Fujiwara no Norikane

Fujiwara no Norikane

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet Family: Birth: – Death: 1165. Fujiwara Norikane Fujiwara Norikane was both a minister and poet from the Heian Period. He died in 1165.1 He compiled and wrote Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses inside a compilation known as the Poetry Tournament of Thirty-Six Women Poetic Geniuses (Nyōbō[...]

Aoyama Tessan

Aoyama Tessan

Aoyama Tessan Aoyama Tessan was a man who has connections to the story of Banchō Sarayashiki, his role is slightly different depending on the version of the folktale. In the Harima Province version, he is a Samurai who serves the lord of the Province. Aoyama wants to be ruler instead[...]

Danshiro

Danshiro

Danshiro Danshiro was a man who has connections to the story of Banchō Sarayashiki. In the tale he is tasked with finding the person who attempted to poison the Lord of Harima Province. He finds out it is a woman called Okiku but says he will keep it a secret[...]

Moriya Sen’an

Moriya Sen’an

See also: Moriya Sen’an Poems Moriya Sen’an Moriya Sen’an was a Japanese poet, known to have written specifically jisei (death poems). We know that he died in 1838 (Edo Period), but sadly not much more is known. His death poems often included a humorous note to them and the one[...]

Hinohayahi

Hinohayahi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Susano-o (father?) Amenooshihomimi (brother) Amenohohi (brother) Amatsuhikone (brother) Ikutsuhikone (brother) Kumanokusubi (brother) Hinohayahi Hinohayahi is a Shinto kami mentioned in one alternative version of the Nihongi where he is born from Susano-o placing one of the jewels from his hair onto his left foot.1 Footnotes 1. Aston.[...]

Tōtaro

Tōtaro

Tōtaro Tōtaro is the name of the main character from the tales known as The Gratitude of the Samebito. This man gives shelter to the creature known as the Samebito. After a few months he sees a girl during a festival at Miidera and falls in love with her. However,[...]

The Gratitude of the Samebito

The Gratitude of the Samebito

The Gratitude of the Samebito The Gratitude of the Samebito is a Japanese tale about a man known as Tōtarō and the creature called the Samebito. It is said that a man known as Tōtarō had made his way to the Seta Bridge that crosses Lake Biwa and upon the[...]

The Elixir of Life

The Elixir of Life

See also: List of Folktales The Elixir of Life The Elixir of Life is a Japanese folktale but also finds itself mentioned throughout Japanese history. Emperor Kōrei Text from the Jinnō Shōtōki states that during the reign of Emperor Kōrei the Chinese Emperor Ch’in sought out the The Elixir of[...]

Princess Glory

Princess Glory

See also: List of Folktales Princess Glory Princess Glory is a japanese folktale which can be found in the Shintōshū, this document coming form the 14th Century giving tales of various kami. The story is set during the reign of Emperor Yuryaku, the 21st Emperor from the Kofun Period and[...]

Imperial Titles

Imperial Titles

Imperial Titles See also: Court Titles, Provincial Titles, Be, Uji, Sesshō and Kampaku This pages serves to list the various Imperial Titles used in the past and up to this day. No doubt this page will continue to be updated as we continue our research. Emperor Dajō-Hōō – (Priestly-Retired Emperor)[...]

Miruna no Zashiki

Miruna no Zashiki

See also: List of Folktales Miruna no Zashiki Miruna no Zashiki (The Forbidden Room) also known by the name of Uguisu no Ichimon (The Nightingale’s Coin) is a folktale from Japan. The story goes that there was once a man who needed shelter for the night. Finding an isolated house[...]

Shiki and Kyaku

Shiki and Kyaku

Shiki and Kyaku Shiki and Kyaku (Admnistrative/Ceremonial Procedures and Penal Codes) are two different types of legal documents made to implement the laws of the late 7th and early 8th centuries. The first Shiki and Kyaku were completed in the Kōnin Era, the second in the Jōgan Era. The Engi[...]

Kumanokusubi

Kumanokusubi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Amaterasu (mother) Amenooshihomimi (brother) Amenohohi (brother) Amatsuhikone (brother) Ikutsuhikone (brother) Hinohayahi (brother) Kumanokusubi Kumanokusubi (Wonder Worker of Bear Moors) is a son of Amaterasu, he was the fifth and final born from the Jewels in Amaterasu’s hair after being chewed and spat out by Susano-o. This[...]

Ikutsuhikone

Ikutsuhikone

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Amaterasu (mother) Amenooshihomimi (brother) Amenohohi (brother) Amatsuhikone (brother) Kumanokusubi (brother) Hinohayahi (brother) Ikutsuhikone Ikutsuhikone (Lively Little Lad) is a son of Amaterasu, he was the fourth born from the Jewels in Amaterasu’s hair after being chewed and spat out by Susano-o. This is related in[...]

Amatsuhikone

Amatsuhikone

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Amaterasu (mother) Amenooshihomimi (brother) Amenohohi (brother) Ikutsuhikone (brother) Kumanokusubi (brother) Hinohayahi (brother) Amatsuhikone Amatsuhikone (Little lad of Heaven) is a son of Amaterasu, he was the third born from the Jewels in Amaterasu’s hair after being chewed and spat out by Susano-o. This is related[...]

Amenohohi

Amenohohi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Amaterasu (mother) Amenooshihomimi (brother) Amatsuhikone (brother) Ikutsuhikone (brother) Kumanokusubi (brother) Hinohayahi (brother) Amenohohi Amenohohi (Majestic Rice Ears of Heaven) is a son of Amaterasu, he was the second born from the Jewels in Amaterasu’s hair after being chewed and spat out by Susano-o. This[...]

Amenooshihomimi

Amenooshihomimi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: – Family: Amaterasu (mother) Amenohohi (brother) Amatsuhikone (brother) Ikutsuhikone (brother) Kumanokusubi (brother) Hinohayahi (brother) Amenooshihomimi Amenooshihomimi (Ruling Rice Ears of Heaven) also known as Masa-katsu-a-katsu-kachi-haya-hi-ame-no-oshi-ho-mimi (Truly Winning Have I Won with Rushing Might Ruling Grand Rice Ears of Heaven) is a son of Amaterasu, he was[...]

Takitsuhime

Takitsuhime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Munakata. Family: Susano-o (father) Takiribime (sister) Ichikishimahime (sister) Takitsuhime Takitsuhime (Lady Seething Torrent) is a Shinto kami and one of the kami of Munakata. She is the third of three sisters born from the sword of Susano-o after being chewed up and spat out by Amaterasu according to[...]

Ichikishimahime

Ichikishimahime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Munakata. Family: Susano-o (father) Takiribime (sister) Takitsuhime (sister) Ichikishimahime Ichikishimahime (Lady Consecrated Isle) also known as Sayoribime (Lady Summons Spirit) is a Shinto kami and one of the kami of Munakata. She is the second of three sisters born from the sword of Susano-o after being[...]

Takiribime

Takiribime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Munakata. Family: Susano-o (father) Ichikishimahime (sister) Takitsuhime (sister) Takiribime Takiribime (Lady Mist), also known as Okitsushimahime (Lady Offshore Isle) is a Shinto kami and one of the kami of Munakata. She is the first of three sisters born from the sword of Susano-o after being chewed[...]

Amenohatorihime

Amenohatorihime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Weaving? Family: – Amenohatorihime Amenohatorihime (Weaver Woman of Heaven) is a kami from Shinto Mythology. In the Kojiki it is said she was weaving in the weaving hall of Heaven with Amaterasu when Susano-o threw a pie-bald colt which had been flayed backwards from its tail[...]

Mikuratana

Mikuratana

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Rice? Family: Izanagi (original owner) Amaterasu (wearer) Mikuratana Mikuratana (Mighty Storehouse Shelf) is a kami from Shinto mythology. She is a divine necklace, given by Izanagi to his daughter Amaterasu before she ascends to rule Heaven, this is related in the kojiki. Within the nihongi she[...]

Amekumabito

Amekumabito

Amekumabito Amekumabito is a Shinto kami mentioned in the nihongi. She is tasked with going to the body of Ukemochi, by Amaterasu, after Tsukiyomi has killed her. Upon the body of Ukemochi she finds and brings back from her body ox, horse, millet, silkworm, panic, rice, wheat, large beans and smalls[...]