Fujiwara no Otomuro

Fujiwara no Otomuro (藤原乙牟漏; [ɸu͍ʑiwaɽa no otomuɽo], 760 – April 28, 790) was a Japanese noblewoman and Empress consort of Japan.[1] Her sister was Fujiwara no Moroane.

Fujiwara no Otomuro
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure783 – 790
DiedApril 28, 790(790-04-28) (aged 29–30)
SpouseEmperor Kanmu
FatherFujiwara no Yoshitsugu

Fujiwara no Otomuro was a daughter of a noble called Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu;[2] her mother was the granddaughter of general Fujiwara no Umakai, who died in 737.[3]

She married Emperor Kanmu.[4] Their children included:

She also had a daughter, Princess Koshi.

Her daughter-in-law was Lady Tachibana no Kachiko.[7]


  1. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, page 62.
  2. ^ Varley, p. 151; Brown, p. 279.
  3. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Umakai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 211, p. 211, at Google Books; Brinkley, Frank et al. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era, p. 203., p. 203, at Google Books
  4. ^ Religion in Japanese History by Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa
  5. ^ Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki: A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-04940-5; OCLC 59145842
  6. ^ Boroff, Nicholas. (2006). National Geographic Traveler Japan. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
  7. ^ Adolphson, Mikael S., Edward Kamens and Stacie Matsumoto. (2006). Heian Japan, Centers and Peripheries. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824830137; OCLC 71542885
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Princess Inoe
Empress consort of Japan
Succeeded by
Tachibana no Kachiko