|Member of the House of Representatives|
21 October 1996 – 16 November 2012
|Constituency||Kinki proportional representation block|
|Born||18 April 1942|
Sen'ei Ikenobō (m. 1963)
|Alma mater||Gakushuin University|
She was born in Tokyo the third daughter of Viscount Michitora Umetani, head of a former kuge family and Member of the House of Peers. She enrolled but later left Gakushuin University in 1961. She has been married to Sen'ei Ikenobō (池坊 専永), the Ikenobō family patriarch, since 1963 and has two daughters, Yuki (池坊 由紀), the next head of the family, and Mika (池坊 美佳).
She was elected to the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) for the first time in 1996 as a member of the New Frontier Party, which later split into several parties including the New Komeito Party.
- Official blog in Japanese.
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