Princess Shōshi (1286–1348)

Princess Shōshi or Princess Masako (奨子内親王, Shōshi (Masako) Naishinnō, 28 September 1286 – 2 November 1348) was a Japanese Empress. She served as Saiō for her brother Emperor Go-Nijō in 1306–1308.

Princess Shōshi
奨子内親王
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure18 April – 16 November 1319
Born28 September 1286
Heian-kyō (Kyōto)
Died2 November 1348(1348-11-02) (aged 62)
Heian-kyō (Kyōto)
SpouseEmperor Go-Daigo
HouseYamato
FatherEmperor Go-Uda
MotherItsutsuji (Fujiwara) Chushi

She was the daughter of Emperor Go-Uda and court lady Itsutsuji (Fujiwara) Chushi. She was named honorary Empress to her half brother Emperor Go-Daigo in 1319.

In the same year, she ordained as a Buddhist nun and was given the Dharma name Shinrikaku (真理覚).[citation needed]

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Japanese royalty
Preceded by Empress consort of Japan
1319
Succeeded by