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Fujiwara no Kenshi (Norimichi)

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Norimichi)

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Norimichi (father) Emperor Go-Reizei (husband) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kenshi Fujiwara no Kenshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan, and daughter to Fujiwara no Norimichi. She would marry Emperor Go-Reizei.1 Footnotes 1.[...]

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 Kenshi (Morozane)

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Morozane)

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Morozane (father) Fujiwara no Moromichi (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Kenshi Fujiwara no Kenshi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Morozane and would go on to[...]

Kasa no Iratsume

Kasa no Iratsume

Period: – Occupation: Poet Family: – Birth: – Death:- Kasa no Iratsume Kasa no Iratsume (笠 女郎 – Maid of Kasa) was a known female poet who has several poems attributed to her. She is known to have been a member of the Yakamochi Poetic Circle.1 Footnotes 1. Miller, R.[...]

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[...]

Yosotarashi Hime

Yosotarashi Hime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kōshō (husband) Emperor Kōan (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (son) Amenooshio (father) Okitsuyoso (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yosotarashi Hime Yosotarashi Hime (世襲足媛) was the wife of Emperor Kōshō and together the two of them had two sons; Emperor Kōan and Ameoshitarashihiko.12 She is said to have[...]

Amatoyotsuhime

Amatoyotsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Itoku (husband) Emperor Kōshō (son) Takeshihiko (son) Ikishimimi (father) Birth: – Death: – Amatoyotsuhime Amatoyotsuhime (天豊津媛命) was the wife of Emperor Itoku and together they would have the future Emperor Kōshō.12 The Kojiki includes another son by her and Itoku by the name of[...]

Ohoyamatokuniare

Ohoyamatokuniare

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Wachitsumi (father) Haheirode (sister) Birth: – Death: – Ohoyamatokuniare Ohoyamatokuniare (倭国香媛) is said to have been the daughter of Wachitsumi and sister of Haheirode. This is related in the Kojiki.1 Footnotes 1. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson &[...]

Haheirode

Haheirode

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Wachitsumi (father) Ohoyamatokuniare (sister) Birth: – Death: – Haheirode Haheirode (絙某弟) is said to have been the daughter of Wachitsumi and sister of Ohoyamatokuniare. This is related in the Kojiki.1 Footnotes 1. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.[...]

Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha

Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, Diarist Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (husband) Fujiwara no Michitsuna (son) Birth: c.931AD Death: c.995AD Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha (藤原 道綱母) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was a poet and diarist[...]

Fujiwara no Senshi

Fujiwara no Senshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Emperor En’yu (husband) Emperor Ichijo (son) Birth: 967AD Death: 1006AD Fujiwara no Senshi Fujiwara no Senshi (藤原 詮子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She lived from 967-1006AD and was the daughrer of[...]

Fujiwara no Teishi

Fujiwara no Teishi

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michitaka (father) Fujiwara no Korechika (brother) Emperor Ichijo (husband) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Teishi Fujiwara no Teishi (藤原 定子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Michitaka and[...]

Fujiwara no Onshi II

Fujiwara no Onshi II

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Emperor Daigo (husband) Emperor Suzaku (son) Emperor Murakami (son) Fujiwara no Mototsune (father) Fujiwara no Tokihira (brother) Fujiwara no Tadahira (brother) Fujiwara no Nakahira (brother) Fujiwara no Onshi I (sister) Birth: 885AD Death: 954AD Fujiwara no Onshi II Fujiwara no Onshi II (藤原 穏子) was[...]

Fujiwara no Onshi I

Fujiwara no Onshi I

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Emperor Uda (husband) Fujiwara no Mototsune (father) Fujiwara no Tokihira (brother) Fujiwara no Tadahira (brother) Fujiwara no Nakahira (brother) Fujiwara no Onshi II (sister) Birth: 872AD Death: 907AD Fujiwara no Onshi I Fujiwara no Onshi I (藤原 温子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan,[...]

Fujiwara no Masuko

Fujiwara no Masuko

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: Empress Consort Family: Fujiwara no Kin’yoshi (father) Fujiwara no Yorinaga (adopted by) Birth: 1140 Death: 1201 Fujiwara no Masuko Fujiwara no Masuko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1140-1201. She also is known by the names Fujiwara no Ōiko, Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Masako

Fujiwara no Masako

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Emperors Wife / Nun Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Birth: 1121 Death: 1181 Fujiwara no Masako Fujiwara no Masako also known as Fujiwara no Seishi was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 1121-1181AD. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Tadamichi and during her[...]

Fujiwara no Kusuko

Fujiwara no Kusuko

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Fujiwara no Tanetsugu (father) Fujiwara no Nakanari (brother) Birth: – Death: 810AD Fujiwara no Kusuko Fujiwara no Kusuko (藤原 薬子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan, known to have died in 810AD. She was daughter[...]

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Michinaga)

Fujiwara no Kenshi (Michinaga)

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Norimichi (brother) Fujiwara no Yorimichi (brother) Birth: 994AD Death: 1027AD Fujiwara no Kenshi Fujiwara no Kenshi (藤原 妍子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of[...]

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[...]

Empress Hibasuhime

Empress Hibasuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Birth: – Death: – Empress Hibasuhime Empress Hibasuhime (日葉酢媛命) was the wife of Emperor Suinin. Upon her death the Emperor asked what should be done for her funeral. Some of the ministers stated that they should follow the tradition carried out[...]

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Author Family: Sugawara no Takasue Birth: 1008 Death: after 1059 Sugawara no Takasue no Musume Sugawara no Takasue no Musume (菅原孝標女) was a member of the Sugawara Clan and daughter of Sugawara no Takasue, born in 100812 she died some time after 1067.2 Though we know[...]

Mizokuhi

Mizokuhi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Kotoshironushi (husband) Himetatara Isuzuhime (daughter) Mizokuhi Mizokuhi also known as Tamakushihime (玉櫛媛) is a Shinto kami mentioned in the Nihongi as the wife of Kotoshironushi and mother of Himetatara Isuzuhime. It is said she is from Mishima Island.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1:[...]

Himetatara Isuzuhime

Himetatara Isuzuhime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Ōmiwa (father?) Kotoshironushi (father) Mizokuhi (mother) Emperor Jimmu (husband) Emperor Suizei (son) Isuzuyorihime (sister) Kamo no Ōkimi (brother) Himetatara Isuzuhime Himetatara Isuzuhime (媛蹈鞴五十鈴媛) is a Shinto Spirit said in one version of the Nihongi to have been the daughter of Ōmiwa. In another version she is[...]

Sashikuniwakahime

Sashikuniwakahime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family: Amenofuyukinu (husband) Ōkuninushi (son) Sashikuniō (father) Sashikuniwakahime Sashikuniwakahime (刺国若比売 – Young Lady Land Marker) is a Shinto kami mentioned in the Kojiki as the child of Sashikuniō and wife of Amenofuyukinu. With her husband they have the child Ōkuninushi. Her name is suggestive of being a[...]

Futemimi

Futemimi

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Clothing Family: Yatsukamizu Omitsuno (husband) Amenofuyukinu (son) Funozuno (father) Futemimi Futemimi (布帝耳神 – Robed Majestic Might) is a Shinto kami mentioned in the Kojiki. She is said to have married Yatsukamizu Omitsuno with whom she had a child called Amenofuyukinu. She is also stated as the child[...]

Hikawahime

Hikawahime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Family:  Okami (father) Fuwanomojikunusunu (husband) Fukabuchinomizuyarehana (son) Hikawahime Hikawahime (日河比売 – Lady Spirit River / Lady Sunny River) is a Shinto kami mentioned in the Kojiki. She is stated to have been the daughter of Okami who married Fuwanomojikunusunu. With her husband they had a son known[...]

Konohanachiruhime

Konohanachiruhime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Ōyamatsumi (father) Yashimajinumi (husband) Fuwanomojikunusunu (son) Konohanachiruhime Konohanachiruhime (木花知流比売 – Lady Tree Blossoms Scattering) is a Shinto Spirit mentioned in the Kojiki. She is stated to be the daughter of Ōyamatsumi and wife of Yashimajinumi with whom she has a son called Fuwanomojikunusunu. The blossoms in[...]

Kushinadahime

Kushinadahime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: ? Family: Ashinadzuchi (father) Tenadzuchi (mother) Susano-o (husband) Ōkuninushi (son?) Yashimajinumi (son) Suga-no-yu-yama-nushi Mitsu-na-saro-hiko-yamaa-shino (son) Kushinadahime Kushinadahime (櫛名田比売 / 奇稲田姫 – Lady Wondrous Rice Paddies2) is a Shinto Spirit seen within the Kojiki and Nihongi narrative with connections to Susano-o and the Dragon Yamata no Orochi.12[...]

Fujiwara no Akirakeiko

Fujiwara no Akirakeiko

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Family: Emperor Montoku (Husband/Cousin) Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (father) Fujiwara no Junshi (aunt) Birth: 829AD Death: 900AD Fujiwara no Akirakeiko Fujiwara no Akirakeiko (藤原 明子) also known as Fujiwara no Akiko was a member of the Fujiwara Clan (more specifically the Hokke Branch). She was the daughter[...]

Daini no Sanmi

Daini no Sanmi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Fujiwara no Nobutaka (father) Murasaki Shibuki (mother) Birth: 999AD Death: – Daini no Sanmi Daini no Sanmi, (大弐三位) also known as Fujiwara no Katako was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, born in 999AD. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Nobutaka and[...]

Ukemochi

Ukemochi

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: ??? Ukemochi Ukemochi (保食神) was a Shinto Spirit, mentioned in the Nihongi, that dwelt upon Japan. Amaterasu learns of her existence and so sends her brother Tsukiyomi to go and attend her. Upon his arrival she turns her head towards the land causing boiled mouth[...]

Ono no Komachi

Ono no Komachi

See also: Ono no Komachi Poems Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Birth: mid 9th Century Death: – Ono no Komachi Ono no Komachi (小野 小町) was born around the mid 9th century and was possibly a lady-in-waiting under Emperor Ninmyō and Emperor Montoku. It is well attested she was[...]

Empress Kōken

Empress Kōken

Reign: 749-758AD, 764-770AD Period: Nara Period Family: Fujiwara no Asukabehime (mother) Emperor Shōmu (father) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: 1st Reign: Predecessor Emperor Shōmu * Successor Emperor Junnin 2nd Reign: Predecessor Emperor Junnin * Successor Emperor Kōnin Empress Kōken Empress Kōken  (孝謙天皇) was the 46th Emperor of Japan, reigning from 749-758AD, returning[...]

Fujiwara no Asukabehime

Fujiwara no Asukabehime

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Prince Family: Fujiwara no Fubito (father) Empress Kōken (daughter) Emperor Shōmu (husband) Fujiwara no Miyako (sister) Fujiwara no Fusasaki (brother) Fujiwara no Umakai (brother) Fujiwara no Maro (brother) Fujiwara no Muchimaro (brother) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Asukabehime Fujiwara no Asukabehime (藤原 安宿媛), later known as Empress[...]

Fujiwara no Miyako

Fujiwara no Miyako

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fubito (father) Fujiwara no Asukabehime (sister) Fujiwara no Fusasaki (brother) Fujiwara no Muchimaro (brother) Fujiwara no Umakai (brother) Fujiwara no Maro (brother) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Miyako Fujiwara no Miyako  (藤原宮子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and daughter of Fujiwara[...]

Empress Genmei

Empress Genmei

Reign: 707-715AD Born: 661AD Died: 721AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Monmu (son) Prince Kusakabe (husband) Empress Jitō (half-sister) Emperor Tenji (father) Empress Genshō (daughter) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Monmu * Successor Empress Genshō Empress Genmei Empress Genmei (元明 天皇) was the 43rd Emperor of Japan. Known before her ascension to the throne as Princess Abe.1[...]

Empress Jitō

Empress Jitō

Reign: 690-697AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Tenmu (husband) Prince Kusakabe (son) Empress Genmei (half-sister) Emperor Monmu (grand-son) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Tenmu * Successor Emperor Monmu Empress Jitō Empress Jitō (持統天皇) was the 41st Emperor of Japan, ruling from 690-697. Originally her name was Princess[...]

Shikome

Shikome

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Affiliations with Yomi. Family: None Shikome The Shikome (黄泉醜女) (also called the Hisame) are the names for the Eight Ugly Females of Yomi. The Wamiōsho also gives them the additional name of Gogome and says they were used as a kind of bogey men to scare children.1[...]

Nakisawame

Nakisawame

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Izanagi (father) Nakisawame Nakisawame (Much Wailing Woman1 Kojiki – 泣沢女神, Nihongi – 啼沢女命) is a Shinto Spirit born from the tears of Izanagi in mourning over his wife’s death. She is said to dwell on Kaguyama, at the base of the tree trunks there.12 We[...]

Toyoukebime

Toyoukebime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Wakamusubi (father) Toyoukebime Toyoukebime (Lady Bountiful Fare), sometimes called Toyouke, is said to be the daughter of Wakamusubi.12 She is worshiped in Ise.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press. 2. Aston.[...]

Mizuhanome

Mizuhanome

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Irrigation Family: Izanami (mother) Wakumusubi (sibling) Mizuhanome Mizuhanome  (彌都波能売神 – Water Gushing Woman) was a child of Izanami, born from her urine during her death throws after being burnt after the birth of Kagutsuchi. She is the sister of Wakumusubi in the Kojiki.1 The Engi Rites state[...]

Haniyasubime

Haniyasubime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Spirit of the Earth Family: Izanami (mother) Haniyasubiko (brother) Kagutsuchi (husband) Wakumusubi (child) Haniyasubime Haniyasubime (波邇夜須毘売神 – Lady Kneading Clay) is a Shinto kami born from the excrement of Izanami in her death throws after being burnt by giving birth to Kagutsuchi, this is all related in the[...]

Kanayamahime

Kanayamahime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Metals Family: Izanami (mother) Kanayamabiko (brother) Kanayamahime Kanayamahime (金山毘売神 – Lady Metal Mountain) is a Spirit born from the vomit of Izanami in her death throws after being burnt by giving birth to Kagutsuchi, this is mentioned in the Kojiki.1 She is the sister of Kanayamabiko.1 The Engi Rites list[...]

Ōtomatohime

Ōtomatohime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Ōyamatsumi (father) Kayanohime (mother) Kuninosazuchi (brother) Amenosazuchi (sister) Amenosagiri (sister) Kuninosagiri (brother) Amenokurado (sister) Kuninokurado (brother) Ōtomatohiko (brother) Ōtomatohime Ōtomatohime (大戸惑女神 – Lady Great Valley) was the eighth and last child born to the Spirits Ōyamatsumi and Kayanohime according to the Kojiki. Her name could alternatively[...]

Amenokurado

Amenokurado

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Ōyamatsumi (father) Kayanohime (mother) Kuninosazuchi (brother) Amenosazuchi (sister) Amenosagiri (sister) Kuninosagiri (brother) Kuninokurado (brother) Ōtomatohiko (brother) Ōtomatohime (sister) Amenokurado Amenokurado (天之闇戸神 – Heaven’s Steep Gorge) was the fifth of eight children born to the Spirits Ōyamatsumi and Kayanohime according to the Kojiki.1 The Nihongi makes no mention of this[...]

Amenosagiri

Amenosagiri

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Ōyamatsumi (father) Kayanohime (mother) Kuninosazuchi (brother) Amenosazuchi (sister) Kuninosagiri (brother) Amenokurado (sister) Kuninokurado (brother) Ōtomatohiko (brother) Ōtomatohime (sister) Amenosagiri Amenosagiri (天之狭霧神 – Heaven’s First Mist) was the third of eight children born to the Spirits Ōyamatsumi and Kayanohime according to the Kojiki.1 The Nihongi makes no mention of[...]

Amenosazuchi

Amenosazuchi

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Ōyamatsumi (father) Kayanohime (mother) Kuninosazuchi (brother) Amenosagiri (sister) Kuninosagiri (brother) Amenokurado (sister) Kuninokurado (brother) Ōtomatohiko (brother) Ōtomatohime (sister) Amenosazuchi Amenosazuchi (天之狭土神 – Heaven’s First Soil) was the first of eight children born to the Spirits Ōyamatsumi and Kayanohime according to the Kojiki.1 The Nihongi makes no mention of[...]

Kayanohime

Kayanohime

For the Yokai of the same name see: Nozuchi (Yokai) Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Herbs (Nihongi) Moorland (Kojiki) Family: Izanami (mother) Izanagi (father) Ōyamatsumi (brother/husband) Kuninosazuchi (son) Amenosazuchi (daughter) Amenosagiri (daughter) Kuninosagiri (son) Amenokurado (daughter) Kuninokurado (son) Ōtomatohime (daughter) Ōtomatohiko (son) Kayanohime Kayanohime (草野姫命 – Lady Thatch) also called Nozuchi (Moorland[...]

Tsuranami

Tsuranami

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: – Family: Hayaakitsuhiko (father) Hayaakitsuhime (mother) Aha Nagi (brother)  Awa Nami (sister) Tsuranagi (brother) Amenomikumari (sibling) Kuninomikumari (sibling) Amenokuizamochi (sibling) Kuninokuizamochi (sibling) Tsuranami Tsuranami (頬那美神 – Wave Surface Woman) is mentioned in the Kojiki as daughter of Hayaakitsuhime and Hayaakitsuhiko, the Estuary Spirits. She was the fourth of eight born to them. Her[...]

Awa Nami

Awa Nami

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: – Family: Hayaakitsuhiko (father) Hayaakitsuhime (mother) Aha Nagi (brother) Tsuranagi (brother) Tsuranami (sister) Amenomikumari (sibling) Kuninomikumari (sibling) Amenokuizamochi (sibling) Kuninokuizamochi (sibling) Awa Nami Awa Nami (沫那美神 – Wave Foam Woman) is mentioned in the Kojiki as daughter of Hayaakitsuhime and Hayaakitsuhiko, the Estuary Spirits. She was the second of eight born to them[...]

Empress Kōgyoku

Empress Kōgyoku

Reign: 642-645 (Kōgyoku) 655-661 (Saimei) Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Jomei (husband) Prince Naka (son) Emperor Kotoku (brother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: 1st Reign Predecessor Emperor Jomei * Successor Emperor Kōtoku 2nd Reign Predecessor Emperor Kōtoku * Sucessor Emperor Tenji Empress Kōgyoku Empress Kōgyoku (皇極天皇) was the thirty-fifth[...]

Ōnodehime

Ōnodehime

Affiiation: Shinto Kami of: Azukishima Family: Izanami (mother) Izanagi (father) Ōnodehime Ōnodehime (大野手比売 – Lady Great Moor) was the kami which inhabited the island of Azukishima, according to the Kojiki. Nothing more is mentioned of her.1 The Nihongi does not give a name to this deity, simply stating: Izanami and[...]

Empress Suiko

Empress Suiko

Reign: 593-628AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Bidatsu (husband) Emperor Kinmei (father) Emperor Yōmei (brother) Soga no Umako (uncle) Shōtoku Taisha (nephew) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Sushun * Successor Emperor Jomei Empress Suiko Empress Suiko (推古天皇) was the thirty-third Emperor of Japan1, younger sister to Emperor[...]

Otohime Sama

Otohime Sama

Family: Ryūjin (father) Urashima Tarō (husband) Otohime Sama Otohime Sama (乙姫) was the daughter and Princess of Ryūjin noted in the Folktale Urashima Taro the Fisher Lad. She is described as having lovely black hair fashioned in the style of hundreds of years ago, her voice was like music over[...]

Hayaakitsuhime

Hayaakitsuhime

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Sea Estuaries. Family: Izanami (mother) Izanagi (father) Hayaakitsuhiko (brother) Aha Nagi (son) Awa Nami (daughter) Tsuranagi (son) Tsuranami (daughter) Amenomikumari (child) Kuninomikumari (child) Amenokuizamochi (child) Kuninokuizamochi (child) Hayaakitsuhime Hayaakitsuhime (速秋津比売神 – Lady Rushing River Mouth) was the last of ten kami created after Izanami and Izanagi had created the Eightfold Isles and the[...]

Iwasuhime

Iwasuhime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Izanami (mother) Izanagi (father) Iwasuhime Iwasuhime (石巣比売神 – Lady Boulder Home/Lady Boulder Sands) was the third of ten Spirits created after Izanami and Izanagi had created the Eightfold Isles and the six subsequent isles, according to the Kojiki. Nothing more is mentioned of her. Her[...]

Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao

Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao

Period: Kofun Period Occupation: Regent Family: Emperor Richu (grandfather) Emperor Kenzo (brother) Emperor Ninken (brother) Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao is known to have been a granddaughter of the Emperor Richu. After the death of the previous Emperor Seinei, there was a succession crisis due to the lack of heirs. Two grandsons of[...]

Ōtonobe

Ōtonobe

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Otonoji (husband) Ōtonobe Ōtonobe (大斗乃弁神, Great Entry Mistress) was the sister and wife of Ōtonoji. She with her brother were the 5th Generation of Shinto Deities. The element to in their name could refer to the guardian spirit of village alleyways or the genitalia.1 The[...]

Ikugui

Ikugui

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Tsunogui (husband) Ikugui Ikugui (活杙神, Thriving Tip) was the sister and wife of Tsunogui. She with her brother were the 4th Generation of Shinto Deities. Gui can refer to stakes to mark the boundary of a village or home or to ward of danger, or[...]

Suhijini

Suhijini

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Family: Uhijini (husband) Suhijini Suhijini (須比智邇神, Little Silted Mud) was the sister and wife of Uhijini. She with her brother were the 3rd Generation of Shinto Deities. Her name represents the sedimentation of a delta.1 According to the Nihongi she and her brother were the 4th[...]

Amenosadeyorihime

Amenosadeyorihime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Tsushima Family: Izanami (mother) Izanagi (father) Amenosadeyorihime Amenosadeyorihime (天之狭手依比売 – Lady Dip Net of Heaven) was the Spirit that dwelt on the island of Tsushima. The Spirits name refers to the conical nets which were used by fishermen.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt.[...]

Miyazu Hime

Miyazu Hime

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Princess Family: Yamato Takeru (husband) Miyazu Hime Miyazu Hime was a Princess living in the land of Owari. Yamato Takeru visits her before going to subdue the Emishi promising to marry her upon his return. When he returns, they do marry. Yamato then leaving for one[...]

Yamato Hime

Yamato Hime

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Priestess of Ise Grand Shrine Family: Yamato Takeru (nephew) Yamato Hime Yamato Hime (倭比売命 or 倭姫命) was the aunt of Yamato Takeru, and acted as High Priestess of the Ise Grand Shrine. She gives her nephew her clothes to disguise himself when he is sent to[...]

Empress Jingu

Empress Jingu

Reign: c.201-269AD Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Chuai (husband) Emperor Ojin (son) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Chuai * Successor Emperor Ojin Empress Jingu Empress Jingu (神功天皇) also known as Jingu Kogo (神功皇后) (c.201-269AD1) was the mother of the fifteenth Emperor Ojin.  Though holding the title of[...]

Anakashikone

Anakashikone

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: – Family: Omodaru (husband) Izanagi (son) Izanami (daughter) Anakashikone Anakashikone (阿夜訶志古泥神, Awesome Indeed) was the sister and wife of Omodaru. She with her brother were the 6th Generation of Shinto Deities. Her name refers to the magical powers possessed by a woman’s genitalia.1 The Nihongi agrees[...]

Hiyeda no Are

Hiyeda no Are

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Katari Be? Hiyeda no Are Hiyeda no Are (稗田 阿礼) is known to have helped create the Kojiki which was completed in 712AD. Whether he was a man or woman it isn’t known. The whole document was written by Ō no Yasumaro, from the recitations of[...]

Ōgetsuhime

Ōgetsuhime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Iyo Family: Otoshi (father?), Izanami (mother?), Izanagi (father?),  Ehime (sister), Takeyoriwake (brother), Iiyorohiko (brother) Ōgetsuhime Ōgetsuhime (大宣都比売) was one of the four Spirits of the Land of Groves according to the Kojiki, residing in the East part of the island called ‘Awa’. As a female food Spirit[...]

Ehime (Shinto)

Ehime (Shinto)

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Iyo Family: Takeyoriwake (brother), Iiyorohiko (brother), Ogetsuhime (sister) Ehime Ehime (愛比売 – Lady Lovely) was one of the four Spirits of the Land of Groves according to the Kojiki, residing in the South-West part of the Island called ‘Groves’. Nothing more is mentioned of her.1 Footnotes[...]

Kamimusuhi

Kamimusuhi

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Fertility. Motherhood. Healing. Royal Clan. Family: – Kamimusuhi Kamimusuhi (神産巣日神) aka Kamumusubimioya was the third of the first three beings to come into existence when heaven and earth formed. He along with the other two deities (Amenominakanushi and Takamimusuhi), remained apart and concealed themselves from everything.[...]

Izanami

Izanami

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Japan Family: Izanagi (brother/husband) Awokashikine (mother) Numerous children (see below) Izanami Izanami (伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, She Who Beckons2) was the sister and wife of Izanagi, born as the 7th Generation of kami. Through sexual congress, the two of them gave birth to Japan, the seas, mountains,[...]

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: The Sun Family: Izanami? (mother) Susano-o (brother) Tsukiyomi (brother) Ninigi (grand-son) Ōkuninushi (nephew) Amenooshihomimi (son) Amenohohi (son) Amatsuhikone (son) Ikutsuhikone (son) Kumanokusubi (son) Amaterasu Amaterasu (天照 – Heaven Shining) also known as Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is the Sun-Goddesses deity of Shinto, born in some accounts from the[...]