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Ichikaya

Ichikaya

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Ichifukaya (sister) Birth: – Death: – Ichikaya Ichikaya was a member of the Kumaso and daughter to either Atsukaya of Sakaya, both of which were leaders of a group called the 80 Kumaso Braves. Emperor Keikō had come to Tsukushi to deal with the[...]

Ichifukaya

Ichifukaya

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Ichikaya (sister) Birth: – Death: – Ichifukaya Ichifukaya was a member of the Kumaso and daughter to either Atsukaya of Sakaya, both of which were leaders of a group called the 80 Kumaso Braves. Emperor Keikō had come to Tsukushi to deal with the[...]

Hayatsuhime

Hayatsuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Chieftain Family: – Birth: – Death: – Hayatsuhime Hayatsuhime was a part of the Kumaso Clan residing on the island of Tsukushi mentioned in the nihongi during the reign of Emperor Keikō. She reveals that there are Tsuchigumo by the names of Awo and Shira living[...]

Kamunashihime

Kamunashihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Chieftain Family: – Birth: – Death: – Kamunashihime Kamunashihime was a part of the Kumaso Clan residing on the island of Tsukushi mentioned in the nihongi during the reign of Emperor Keikō. When the Emperor comes to Tsukushi to defeat the rebelling Kumaso, Kamunashihime submits herself[...]

Mihakashihime

Mihakashihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Keikō (husband) Toyokuniwake (son) Birth: – Death: – Mihakashihime Mihakashihime (御刀媛) was the wife of Emperor Keikō and together they had a son by the name of Toyokuniwake.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times[...]

Anetohoko

Anetohoko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Kambone (father) Ototohoko (sister) Birth: – Death: – Anetohoko Anetohoko was the sister of Anetohoko and daughter of Kambone. They are mentioned during the reign of Emperor Keikō. The Emperor, wishing to marry them, sent his son Ōsu to collect them for him. His[...]

Ototohoko

Ototohoko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Kambone (father) Anetohoko (sister) Birth: – Death: – Ototohoko Ototohoko was the sister of Anetohoko and daughter of Kambone. They are mentioned during the reign of Emperor Keikō. The Emperor, wishing to marry them, sent his son Ōsu to collect them for him. His[...]

Kagehime

Kagehime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Yanushioshihodakewogoro (husband) Takeuchi no Sukune (son) Ujihiko (father) Birth: – Death: – Kagehime Kagehime (影媛) was the wife of Yanushioshihodakewogoro and together they had a son by the name of Takeuchi no Sukune. She is said to be the daughter of Ujihiko.1 Footnotes 1. Aston.[...]

Harima no Inabi no Ōiratsume

Harima no Inabi no Ōiratsume

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Keikō (husband) Ōsu (son) Yamato Takeru (son) Wakayamatoneko (son) Birth: – Death: – Harima no Inabi no Ōiratsume Harima no Inabi no Ōiratsume (播磨稲日大郎姫) was the Empress of Emperor Keikō and together they had two sons Ōsu and Osu. An alternative writing in the[...]

Ototachibanahime

Ototachibanahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Yamato Takeru (husband) Wakatakehiko (son) Birth: – Death: – Ototachibanahime Ototachibanahime (弟橘媛) was one of the wives of Yamato Takeru and together they had a son by the name of Wakatakehiko. She is said to have been the daughter of Oshiyama no Sukune of the[...]

Kibi no Anato no Takehime

Kibi no Anato no Takehime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Yamato Takeru (husband) Takemiko (son) Towokiwake (son) Birth: – Death: – Kibi no Anato no Takehime Kibi no Anato no Takehime (吉備穴戸武媛) was one of the wives of Yamato Takeru and daughter of Kibi no Takehiko. They had two sons called Takemiko and Towokiwake.1 Footnotes[...]

Nunoshiirihime

Nunoshiirihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Yamato Takeru (father)  Futajirihime (mother) Ineyoriwake (brother) Emperor Chūai (brother) Waketake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Nunoshiirihime Nunoshiirihime (布忍入姫命) was the daughter of Yamato Takeru and Futajirihime.1 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.[...]

Midzuha no Iratsume

Midzuha no Iratsume

Period: Legendary Period Occupation:- Family: Emperor Keikō (husband) Ihonohime (daughter) Ihakiwake (older brother) Birth: – Death: – Midzuha no Iratsume Midzuha no Iratsume (水歯郎媛) was one of several wives of Emperor Keikō and together they had a daughter by the name of Ihonohime. She is said to have been the younger[...]

Takadahime

Takadahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Abe no Kogoto (father) Emperor Keikō (husband) Takekunikoriwake (son) Birth: – Death: – Takadahime (高田媛) was one of several wives of Emperor Keikō and together they had a son by the name of Takekuni Koriwake. She is said to have been the daughter of Kogoto[...]

Toyotowake

Toyotowake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Keikō (father) Sotakebime (mother) Kunichiwake (brother) Kunisewake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Toyotowake Toyotowake (豊戸別皇子) was the daughter of Emperor Keikō and Sotakebime. She is stated to have been the ancestress of the Wake of Hi Province (now Hizen and Higo in Kyushu).1[...]

Mata no wo

Mata no wo

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Amenohihoko (husband) Tajima Mori (son) Kiyohiko (great-grandson) Birth: – Death: – Mata no wo Mata no wo is stated in the nihongi to have been the wife of Amenohihoko and together they had a son by the name of Tajima Mori. The nihongi also states[...]

Ohotakara no Iratsume

Ohotakara no Iratsume

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

Yasakairihime

Yasakairihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Emperor Keikō (husband) Emperor Seimu (son) Yasakanoiribiko (father) Birth: – Death: – Yasakairihime Yasakairihime (八坂入媛命) was the daughter of Yasakanoiribiko and wife of Emperor Keikō. Together they had Emperor Seimu.123 The Emperor was offered Yasakaiirihime by her sister Otohime after the Emperor forefully had sex[...]

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[...]

Karibatatobe

Karibatatobe

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

Kanibatatobe

Kanibatatobe

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Wife Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Ihatsukuwake (son) Ihatsukubime (daughter). Yamashiro no Ohokuni no Fuchi (father) Karibatatobe (older sister) Birth: – Death: – Kanibatatobe Kanibatatobe (綺戸辺) was the wife of Emperor Suinin and together they had Ihatsukuwake123 and Ihatsukubime.12 The Emperor first heard of her when visiting Yamashiro[...]

Azaminoiribime

Azaminoiribime

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

Nubatanoiribika

Nubatanoiribika

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

Utakorihime

Utakorihime

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

Yehime

Yehime

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

Futajirihime

Futajirihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Suinin (father)  Otokaribatatobe (mother) Ihatsuwake (brother) Ineyoriwake (son) Emperor Chūai (son) Nunoshiirihime (daughter) Waketake (son) 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 despite[...]

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[...]

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:[...]

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.[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 Sonshi

Kujō Sonshi

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Kujō Michiie (father) Kujō Yoritsune (brother) Kujō Norizane (brother) Nijō Yoshizane (brother) Ichijō Sanetsune (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kujō Sonshi Kujō Sonshi (九条 竴子) was a member of the Kujō family, a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan. She was the daughter of Kujō[...]

Kujō Risshi

Kujō Risshi

Period: Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Kujō Yoshitsune (father) Kujō Michiie (brother) Kujō Motoie (brother) Kujō Noriie (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kujō Risshi Kujō Risshi (九条 立子) was a member of the Kujō Family, a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan. She was the daughter of Kujō Yoshitsune.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha.[...]

Kujō Ninshi

Kujō Ninshi

Period: Heian Period / Kamakura Period Occupation: – Family: Kujō Kanezane (father) Kujō Yoshimichi (brother) Kujō Yoshitsune (brother) Kujō Yoshisuke (son) Kujō Yoshihira (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kujō Ninshi Kujō Ninshi (九条 任子) was a member of the Kujō Family, a descendant of the Fujiwara Clan. She was the daughter of[...]

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 Ikushi

Fujiwara no Ikushi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Tadamichi (father) Kanoe no Motozane (brother) Fujiwara no Motofusa (brother) Kujō no Kanezane (brother) Fujiwara no Kanefusa (brother) Jien (brother) Fujiwara no Masako (sister) Fujiwara no Teishi (adopted sister) Fujiwara no Seishi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Ikushi Fujiwara no Ikushi (藤原[...]

Fujiwara no Genshi

Fujiwara no Genshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yorimichi (father) Fujiwara no Morozane (brother) Fujiwara no Michifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Kanshi (sister) Birth: 1016AD Death: 1039AD Fujiwara no Genshi Fujiwara no Genshi (藤原 嫄子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the[...]

Fujiwara no Dōshi

Fujiwara no Dōshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yoshinaga (father) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Dōshi Fujiwara no Dōshi (藤原 道子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Yoshinaga.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated[...]

Fujiwara no Moshi

Fujiwara no Moshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Yoshinobu (father) Fujiwara no Yoshinaga (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Moshi Fujiwara no Moshi (藤原 茂子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Yoshinobu.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha.[...]

Fujiwara no Shinshi

Fujiwara no Shinshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Norimichi (father) Fujiwara no Kanshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nobunaga (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Shinshi Fujiwara no Shinshi (真子)was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Norimichi.1[...]

Fujiwara no Kanshi

Fujiwara no Kanshi

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

Fujiwara no Kishi

Fujiwara no Kishi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michinaga (father) Fujiwara no Kenshi (sister) Fujiwara no Ishi (sister) Fujiwara no Sonshi (sister) Fujiwara no Kanshi (sister) Fujiwara no Seishi (sister) Fujiwara no Shōshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nagaie (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshinobu (brother) Fujiwara no Yorimune (brother) Fujiwara no Norimichi (brother) Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Sonshi

Fujiwara no Sonshi

Fujiwara no Sonshi can refer to two people with the same name. Daughter of Michikane Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Michikane (father) Fujiwara no Kanetaka (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Sonshi (藤原 尊子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this[...]

Fujiwara no Chōshi

Fujiwara no Chōshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Fujiwara no Michitaka (brother) Fujiwara no Michikane (brother) Fujiwara no Michinaga (brother) Fujiwara no Michitsuna (brother) Fujiwara no Senshi (sister) Fujiwara no Suishi (sister) Birth: – Death: 982AD Fujiwara no Chōshi Fujiwara no Chōshi (藤原 超子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan,[...]

Fujiwara no Suishi

Fujiwara no Suishi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Kaneie (father) Fujiwara no Michitaka (brother) Fujiwara no Michikane (brother) Fujiwara no Michinaga (brother) Fujiwara no Michitsuna (brother) Fujiwara no Senshi (sister) Fujiwara no Chōshi (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Suishi Fujiwara no Suishi (藤原 綏子) was a member of the Fujiwara[...]

Fujiwara no Kaishi

Fujiwara no Kaishi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Koretada (father) Fujiwara no Yoshitaka (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshikane (brother) Birth: 945AD Death: 975AD Fujiwara no Kaishi Fujiwara no Kaishi (藤原 懐子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of the clan. Living from 945-975AD she was the[...]

Fujiwara no Anshi

Fujiwara no Anshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Morosuke (father) Fujiwara no Koretada (brother) Fujiwara no Kanemichi (brother) Fujiwara no Kaneie (brother) Fujiwara no Kinsue (brother) Fujiwara no Takamitsu (brother) Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (brother) Fujiwara no Tōshi (sister) Birth: 927AD Death: 964AD Fujiwara no Anshi Fujiwara no Anshi (藤原 安子) was a[...]

Fujiwara no Tōshi

Fujiwara no Tōshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Morosuke (father) Fujiwara no Koretada (brother) Fujiwara no Kanemichi (brother) Fujiwara no Kaneie (brother) Fujiwara no Kinsue (brother) Fujiwara no Takamitsu (brother) Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (brother) Fujiwara no Anshi (sister) Birth: – Death: 975AD Fujiwara no Tōshi Fujiwara no Tōshi (藤原 登子) was[...]

Fujiwara no Keishi

Fujiwara no Keishi

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

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Ikutamayoribime

Ikutamayoribime

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: – Family: Ōkuninushi (husband) Suyetsumimi (father) Kushimigata (son) Ohotataneko (son?) Birth: – Death: – Ikutamayoribime Ikutamayoribime (活玉依毘売) was a woman who became pregnant from Ōkuninushi and together they had Kushimigata (ancestor to Ohotataneko23). It is said she was the daughter of Suyetsumimi.123 The kojiki tells us[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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,[...]

Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi

Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi

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

Igahime

Igahime

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

Chijitsukuyamatohime

Chijitsukuyamatohime

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

Kunikatahime

Kunikatahime

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

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[...]

Fujiwara no Raishi

Fujiwara no Raishi

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 Baishi (sister) Fujiwara no Onshi I (sister) Fujiwara no Onshi II (sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Raishi Fujiwara no Raishi[...]

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[...]

Fujiwara no Hōshi

Fujiwara no Hōshi

Fujiwara no Hōshi can refer to two people with the same name. Daughter of Morotada Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Morotada (father) Fujiwara no Naritoki (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Hōshi (藤原 芳子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this[...]

Ahiratsuhime

Ahiratsuhime

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

Kahamata no Inayorihime

Kahamata no Inayorihime

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

Soratsuhime

Soratsuhime

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

Kadzuraki no Takanukahime

Kadzuraki no Takanukahime

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

Takakihime

Takakihime

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

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[...]

Otohime

Otohime

There are currently two people with the same name of Otohime both from the Imperial House, see below: For the character from Folklore see – Otohime Sama Otohime (Tatasumichinoushi) Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (father) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (mother) Hibasuhime (sister) Mikadawake[...]

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[...]

Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume

Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume

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

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[...]

Okinaganomidzuyorihime

Okinaganomidzuyorihime

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

Fujiwara no Takako

Fujiwara no Takako

Period: Heian Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Nagara (father) Fujiwara no Mototsune (brother) Fujiwara no Tōtsune (brother) Fujiwara no Takatsune (brother) Fujiwara no Kunitsune (brother) Birth: 842AD Death: 910AD Fujiwara no Takako Fujiwara no Takako (藤原 高子) (also called Fujiwara no Kōshi?) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan,[...]

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[...]

Kasuga no Takekunikatsutome

Kasuga no Takekunikatsutome

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Sahonoohokuramitome (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Kasuga no Takekunikatsutome Kasuga no Takekunikatsutome (春日建国勝戸売) is said to have been the mother of Sahonoohokuramitome, who married into the Imperial Family by marrying Prince Hikoimasu.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of[...]

Sahonoohokuramitome

Sahonoohokuramitome

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

Yenahime

Yenahime

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

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:[...]

Fujiwara no Koshi

Fujiwara no Koshi

Fujiwara no Koshi can refer to two people of the same name. Daughter of Fuyutsugu Period: Nara Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (father) Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (brother) Fujiwara no Junshi (sister) Fujiwara no Nagara (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshisuke (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshikado (brother) Fujiwara no Yoshiyo (brother) Birth: –[...]

Washihime

Washihime

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

Oketsuhime

Oketsuhime

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

Mimatsuhime

Mimatsuhime

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

Takanohime

Takanohime

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

Fujiwara no Onatsu

Fujiwara no Onatsu

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Uchimaro (father) Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (brother) Fujiwara no Manatsu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Onatsu Fujiwara no Onatsu (藤原 緒夏) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no[...]

Fujiwara no Tabiko

Fujiwara no Tabiko

Period: – Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Momokawa (father) Fujiwara no Otsugu (brother) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Tabiko Fujiwara no Tabiko (藤原 旅子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of the family. She was the daughter of Fujiwara no Momokawa.1 Footnotes 1. Kodansha.[...]

Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume

Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: – Family: Nakatomi no Kamatari (Father) Fujiwara no Fubito (brother) Fujiwara no Ioe no Iratsume (Sister) Birth: – Death: – Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume Fujiwara no Higami no Iratsume (藤原 氷上娘) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and the daughter of Nakatomi no Kamatari.1 Footnotes[...]

Princess Nunoiro

Princess Nunoiro

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

Mato of Kume

Mato of Kume

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

Yamashitakage

Yamashitakage

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

Takachinahime

Takachinahime

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

Ikagashikome

Ikagashikome

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

Haniyasuhime

Haniyasuhime

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