Princess Kuniko

Princess Kuniko (邦子内親王; 1209 – 26, September 1283), also known as Princess Hoshi and Ankamon-in, was an Empress as the Honorary Mother (准母) of her brother Emperor Go-Horikawa.[1]

Princess Kuniko
邦子内親王
Empress consort of Japan
TenureJanuary 14, 1222 – September 18, 1224
Born1209
DiedSeptember 26, 1283(1283-09-26) (aged 73–74)
Heian-kyō (Kyōto)
HouseYamato
FatherImperial Prince Morisada
MotherKitashirakawa-in

LifeEdit

She was the daughter of Imperial Prince Morisada (守貞親王; 1179-1223) and Kitashirakawa-in, and thus granddaughter of Emperor Takakura.

In 1221, her brother Emperor Go-Horikawa became Emperor, and she was named his Honorary Empress.

She also acted as the surrogate mother of Emperor Kameyama.[2]

She became a nun in 1235.

NotesEdit

Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Fujiwara no Ritsushi
Empress consort of Japan
1221–1224
Succeeded by
Fujiwara no Ariko