Yasuko Ikenobō

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Yasuko Ikenobō
池坊 保子
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
21 October 1996 – 16 November 2012
ConstituencyKinki proportional representation block
Personal details
Born18 April 1942
Political partyKomeito
Sen'ei Ikenobō (m. 1963)
ChildrenYuki Ikenobō
Mika Ikenobō
Alma materGakushuin University

Yasuko Ikenobō (池坊 保子, Ikenobō Yasuko, born April 18, 1942) (née Umetani) is a Japanese politician.


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.

She was a Komeito politician, but she was not a member of Sōka Gakkai as former Councillor Kunihiro Tsuzuki and Councillor Shozo Kusakawa.


  • 政治家情報 〜池坊 保子〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-16. External link in |work= (help)

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