Fujiwara no Shunshi

Fujiwara no Shunshi (藤原(九条)竴子; 25 June 1209 – 22 October 1233) also known as Sohekimon-in (藻璧門院),[1] was an Empress consort of Japan. She was the consort of Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan.

Kujō Shunshi
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure2 March 1230 – 13 May 1233
Born25 June 1209
Died22 October 1233(1233-10-22) (aged 24)
Heian-kyō (Kyōto)
SpouseEmperor Go-Horikawa
IssueEmperor Shijō
FatherKujō Michiie
MotherSaionji Rinshi

Upon her death, the court women moved her body to a separate room where she was dressed in Buddhist robes, head shaven and juzu placed in her hands.[2]


  • First son: Imperial Prince Mitsuhito (秀仁親王) (Emperor Shijō)
  • Fourth daughter: Imperial Princess Hoshi (暤子内親王)


  1. ^ The Clear Mirror: A Chronicle of the Japanese Court During the Kamakura
  2. ^ 『明月記』 天福元年九月十九日条、同廿四日条 (in Japanese).
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Fujiwara no Chōshi
Empress consort of Japan
Succeeded by
Princess Rishi