Prince Yuge

Prince Yuge (Japanese: 弓削皇子, d. August 21, 699) was a Japanese prince and waka poet.[1] He was the sixth son of Emperor Tenmu,[2] by Princess Ōe,[2] daughter of Emperor Tenji.[3] His full brother was Prince Naga.[3]

Prince Yuge
Prince of Japan
DiedAugust 21, 669
FatherEmperor Tenmu
MotherPrincess Ōe

Man'yōshū poems 111, 119, 120, 121, 122, 242, 1467 and 1608 are attributed to him.[4]

He died on the twenty-first day of the seventh month of the third year of Emperor Monmu's reign (August 21, 699).[3] He is one of the candidates for the Takamatsuzuka Tomb.[5]



Works citedEdit

  • "Yuge-no-miko" 弓削皇子. Daijirin (in Japanese). Sanseidō. 2006. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  • "Yuge-no-miko" 弓削皇子. Daijisen (in Japanese). Shogakukan. 1998. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  • Masubuchi, Tōru (1994). "Yuge-no-miko" 弓削皇子. Asahi Nihon Rekishi Jinbutsu Jiten (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun-sha. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  • Nakanishi, Susumu (1985). Man'yōshū Jiten (Man'yōshū zen'yakuchū genbun-tsuki bekkan) (paperback ed.). Tokyo: Kōdansha. ISBN 4-06-183651-X.
  • "Yuge-no-miko" 弓削皇子. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. 2015. Retrieved 2018-07-05.