Kujō Ninshi

Kujō Ninshi (九条 任子, 31 October 1173 – 3 February 1239), also known as Fujiwara no Ninshi (藤原 任子) was Empress consort of Japan. She was the consort of Emperor Go-Toba.

Kujō Ninshi
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure31 May 1190 – 9 August 1200
Born31 October 1173
Died3 February 1239(1239-02-03) (aged 65)
Heian-kyō (Kyōto)
SpouseEmperor Go-Toba
IssuePrincess Shōshi
FatherKujō Kanezane
MotherFujiwara no Tomoko

She was the daughter of regent Kujō Kanezane.

Upon the death of her mother in 1201, she undertook the Buddhist precepts under the monk Hōnen.

  • Imperial Princess Shōshi (昇子内親王) (1195–1211) - unmarried Empress as adopted mother of Emperor Juntoku (Shunkamon-in, 春華門院)


Japanese royalty
Preceded by Empress consort of Japan
Succeeded by