Fujiwara no Otomuro

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Fujiwara no Otomuro
Born 760
Spouse(s) Emperor Kanmu
Children Emperor Heizei
Emperor Saga
Parents Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu

Fujiwara no Otomuro (Japanese 藤原乙牟漏; [ɸu͍ʑiwaɽa no otomuɽo]) (760–790) was a Japanese noblewoman and Empress consort of Japan.[1] Her sister was Fujiwara no Moroane.

Fujiwara no Otomuro was a daughter of a noble called Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu;[2] her mother was the granddaughter of general Fujiwara no Umakai, who died in 737.[3]

She married Emperor Kanmu.[4] Their children included:

She also had a daughter, Princess Koshi.

Her daughter-in-law was Lady Tachibana no Kachiko.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, page 62.
  2. ^ Varley, p. 151; Brown, p. 279.
  3. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Umakai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 211, p. 211, at Google Books; Brinkley, Frank et al. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era, p. 203., p. 203, at Google Books
  4. ^ Religion in Japanese History by Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa
  5. ^ Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki: A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns. New York: Columbia University Press. 10-ISBN 0-231-04940-4; 13-ISBN 978-0-231-04940-5; OCLC 59145842
  6. ^ Boroff, Nicholas. (2006). National Geographic Traveler Japan. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
  7. ^ Adolphson, Mikael S., Edward Kamens and Stacie Matsumoto. (2006). Heian Japan, Centers and Peripheries. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 082483013X/13-ISBN 9780824830137; OCLC 71542885

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Princess Inoe
Empress consort of Japan
783–790
Succeeded by
Tachibana no Kachiko