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Rashōmon no oni

Rashōmon no oni

Rashōmon no oni Rashōmon no oni (羅城門の鬼 or 羅生門の鬼) was an oni said to have dwelt in the Rashōmon Gate of Heian-kyō. He is said to have been taller than the Gate, with hairy arms, eyes that flash like mirrors and flames which shot out of its mouth. The only salvation for[...]

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, in Japanese known as the Taketori Monogatari (竹取物語) is one of the famous folktales from Japan. Synopsis There was an old man and woman who had no child. He would go every day and cut bamboo and made[...]

Kintarō

Kintarō

Kintarō Kintarō (金太郎) is a Japanese folktale centered around the life of a boy with the same name as the story. There are several versions of this tale and as we come across more of them we will add them to the website. Synopsis There was a man called Kintoki who[...]

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”.[...]

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[...]

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.12 He is stated in the nihongi as being the son of Amenohihoko[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Ariwara no Motokata

Ariwara no Motokata

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet Family: Ariwara no Munehari (father) Birth: – Death: – Ariwara no Motokata Ariwara no Motokata (在原元方) was a member of the Ariwara Family living in the 9th and 10th century. During his lifetime he was a poet and the son of Ariwara no Munehari.1 Louis Frederick[...]

Ariwara no Munehari

Ariwara no Munehari

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet Family: Ariwara no Narihira (father) Ariwara no Motokata (son) Birth: – Death: 898 Ariwara no Munehari Ariwara no Munehari (在原 棟梁) was a member of the Ariwara Family. During his life he was a poet, dying in 898AD. He was the son of Ariwara no Narihira[...]

Fujiwara no Norinaga

Fujiwara no Norinaga

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, Caligrapher Family: Fujiwara no Tadanori (father) Birth: 1109AD Death: 1177AD Fujiwara no Norinaga Fujiwara no Norinaga (藤原 教長) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch, living from 1109-1077AD. He was the son of Fujiwara no Tadanori and during his lifetime[...]

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[...]

Priest Dōin

Priest Dōin

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Birth: 1090AD Death:  c.1179AD Priest Dōin Priest Dōin (道因), also known as Fujiwara no Atsuyori, was a japanese poet who lived from 1090-c.1179AD. He was known for being mean. In addition to being a poet he also reached the fifth court rank and[...]

Fujiwara no Sanesada

Fujiwara no Sanesada

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Minister of the Left / Waka Poet Family: Fujiwara no Shunzei (uncle) Birth: 1139AD Death: 1191AD Fujiwara no Sanesada Fujiwara no Sanesada (藤原 実定) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan. Living from 1139-1191AD he was the nephew of Fujiwara no Shunzei. His career was[...]

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[...]

Takashina no Takako

Takashina no Takako

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet Family: Fujiwara no Michitaka (husband) Fujiwara no Teishi (daughter) Fujiwara no Korechika (son) Birth: – Death: 996AD Takashina no Takako Takashina no Takako (高階 貴子) was a Japanese poet who died in 996AD. She was the wife of Fujiwara no Michitaka and mother to several children[...]

Fujiwara no Michinobu

Fujiwara no Michinobu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Commander of the Imperial Guard Family: Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (father) Fujiwara no Kaneie (adopted by) Fujiwara no Tadanobu (brother) Fujiwara no Kiminobu (brother) Fujiwara no Teishi (sister) Birth: 972AD Death: 994AD Fujiwara no Michinobu Fujiwara no Michinobu (藤原 道信) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan,[...]

Lady Ukon

Lady Ukon

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet / Lady-in-waiting Family: Fujiwara no Suenawa (father? brother?) Birth: fl.10th century Death: – Lady Ukon Lady Ukon (右近) was the daughter or younger sister of Fujiwara no Suenawa who flourished during the 10th century. During her life she was a poet and lady-in-waiting to Fujiwara[...]

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.[...]

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[...]

Kujō Yoshitsune

Kujō Yoshitsune

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Sesshō, Sadaijin, Chancellor, Bureau of Poetry Family: Kujō Kanezane (father) Kujō Michiie (son) Kujō Noriie (son) Kujō Motoie (son) Kujō Risshi (daughter) Kujō Yoshisuke (brother) Kujō Yoshitsune (brother) Kujō Yoshihira (brother) Kujō Ninshi (sister) Birth: 1169AD Death: 1206AD Kujō Yoshitsune Kujō Yoshitsune (九条 良経) (Fujiwara[...]

Takatsukasa Kanehira

Takatsukasa Kanehira

Period:Kamakura Period Occupation: Dajō daijin / kampaku Family: Konoe Iezane (father) Konoe Kanetsune (brother) Konoe Chōshi (sister) Birth: 1227AD Death: 1294AD Takatsukasa Kanehira Takatsukasa Kanehira (鷹司 兼平) was the founder of the Takatsukasa Family, a descendant of the Konoe Family. Living from 1227 to 1394AD he was the son of Konoe[...]

Fujiwara no Sanesuke

Fujiwara no Sanesuke

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Udajin Family: Fujiwara no Naritoshi (father) Fujiwara no Saneyori (grandfather) Birth: 957AD Death: 1046AD Fujiwara no Sanesuke Fujiwara no Sanesuke (藤原 実資) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch, living from 957-1046AD. He was the son of Fujiwara no Naritoshi but was later[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Ki no Tomonori

Ki no Tomonori

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Ki no Tsurayuki (cousin) Birth: Death: 905AD Ki no Tomonori Ki no Tomonori (紀 友則) was a poet who died around 905AD and is known to have been the cousin to Ki no Tsurayuki. In his life he helped in the compilation of[...]

Harumichi no Tsuraki

Harumichi no Tsuraki

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet, Governor Family: Birth: Death: 920AD Harumichi no Tsuraki Harumichi no Tsuraki (春道 列樹) was a Japanese poet who died in 920AD. He graduated from the Imperial Univeristy in his lfietime and then became a Greater Secretary at Dazaifu. He was then given the position[...]

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[...]

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,[...]

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,[...]

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[...]

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,[...]

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”.[...]

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.[...]

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[...]

Fun’ya no Asayasu

Fun’ya no Asayasu

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Fun’ya no Yasuhide (father) Birth: fl. 9th/10th Century Death: – Fun’ya no Asayasu Fun’ya no Asayasu (文屋 朝康) was a low ranking official and poet who was son to Fun’ya no Yasuhide. He flourished between the 9th and 10th century. We know during[...]

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[...]

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.[...]

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[...]

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)[...]

Fujiwara no Kanesuke

Fujiwara no Kanesuke

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, chūnagon Family: Fujiwara no Toshimoto (father) Fujiwara no Tametoki (grandson) Murasaki Shikibu (great-granddaughter) Birth: 877AD Death: 933AD Fujiwara no Kanesuke Fujiwara no Kanesuke (藤原 兼輔) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the family. He lived from 877-933AD. He was[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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:[...]