Princess Kaoruko

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Princess Kaoruko
Empress consort of Japan
Reign 1074–1093
Born 1029
Died 1093 (aged 63–64)
Spouse Emperor Go-Sanjō
House Yamato
Father Emperor Go-Ichijō
Mother Fujiwara no Ishi

Princess Kaoruko (馨子内親王, Kaoruko-naishinno, 1029–1093), also known as Saien-no Kogo (西院皇后), was a Japanese empress consort (chūgū) of Japan. She was the main wife and empress consort of Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan.[1]

She served as Saiin (priestess) from 1032 until 1036. She married the future emperor in 1051.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1915). The Imperial Family of Japan, p. x.
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Fujiwara no Kanshi
Empress consort of Japan
Succeeded by
Fujiwara no Kenshi