Princess Nobuko Asaka
|Spouse||Prince Yasuhiko Asaka|
|Princess Kikuko Asaka
Princess Takahiko Asaka
Prince Tadahito Asaka
Princess Kiyoko Asaka
|House||Imperial House of Japan|
7 August 1891|
|Died||3 November 1933
Princess Nobuko Asaka (鳩彦王妃允子内親王 Yasuhiko Ōhi Nobuko Naishinnō ), formerly Princess Fumi (富美宮允子内親王 Fumi-no-miya Nobuko Naishinnō , 7 August 1891 – 3 November 1933), was the twelfth child and eighth daughter of Emperor Meiji of Japan and one of his consorts, Lady Sachiko.
She was born in Japan, daughter of Emperor Meiji and Lady Sachiko. She held the childhood appellation "Fumi no miya" (Princess Fumi).
Her future husband, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, was the eighth son of Prince Kuni Asahiko and the court lady Tsunoda Sugako. Prince Yasuhiko was also a half-brother of Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Prince Nashimoto Morimasa, Prince Kaya Kuninori, and Prince Kuniyoshi Kuni, the father of the future Empress Kōjun, the consort of Emperor Shōwa. On 10 March 1906, Emperor Meiji granted Prince Yasuhiko the title Asaka-no-miya and authorization to begin a new branch of the imperial family. On 6 May 1909, Prince Asaka married Princess Fumi. Prince and Princess Asaka had four children:
- Princess Kikuko Asaka (紀久子, September 12, 1911 – February 12, 1989); married 1931 Marquis Nabeshima Naoyasu.
- Prince Takahiko Asaka (朝香 孚彦, October 8, 1913 – May 5, 1994); married Todo Chikako, the fifth daughter of Count Todo Takatsugu. They had 2 daughters, Fukuko and Minoko and a son Tomohiko.
- Prince Tadahito Asaka (朝香正彦, January 4, 1914 – January 1944), renounced membership in the imperial family and created Marquis Otowa, 1936. Killed in action during the Battle of Kwajalein);
- Princess Kiyoko Asaka (湛子, b. August 2, 1919 –); married Count Ogyu Yoshiatsu.
She died on 3 November 1933, aged 42.
Titles and styles
Nobuko, Princess Fumi
|Reference style||Her Imperial Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Imperial Highness|
- 7 August 1891 – 6 May 1909: Her Imperial Highness The Princess Fumi
- 6 May 1909 – 3 November 1933: Her Imperial Highness The Princess Asaka
- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown