Hino Tomiko

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Hino".

Hino Tomiko (日野 富子?, 1440 – June 30, 1496) was the official wife of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the 8th shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate, and the mother of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, the 9th shogun. Her seeking the help of Yamana Sōzen in support of her son's claim to the shogunate, and in opposition to the claim of Yoshimasa's younger brother, Ashikaga Yoshimi, is seen as one of the causes of the Ōnin War.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

She has been the subject of novels by Ryōtarō Shiba and Michiko Nagai.

Hino Tomiko was a central character in the NHK Taiga drama Hana no Ran.[2]


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