Cloistered Imperial Prince Joe Hosshinno (静恵法親王)

Cloistered Imperial Prince Joe Hosshinno (1164 - April 26, 1203) was a Cloistered Imperial Prince of the end of Heian period to the early Kamakura period. His father was Emperor Goshirakawa. His mother was a yujo (prostitute), Tanba no tsubone. He was also called Sanzenin no miya or Seiryuin no miya.

He entered the priesthood under Kakuchu of Shoren-in Temple, and in 1181 he became a Isshin-ajari (a special class of the teaching priests, who are noble and permitted to play role of ajari). In the next year, 1182, he became an adopted child of Imperial Princess Shoshi, and in 1191, he was given the title of Imperial Prince. In the next year, 1192, he became the Betto (superior of a temple) of Jomyo-ji Temple, and in 1196, he acceded the Chori (chief priest) of Onjo-ji Temple.

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