Imperial Princess Yoshiko (吉子内親王)

Imperial Princess Yoshiko (僐子) (1159 - April 14, 1171) was a member of the Imperial Family in the latter period of the Heian period. She was a Kamo Saiin (Imperial Princess appointed to serve the deities of the Kamo-jinja Shrines). Her name is also written as 繕子 or 僖子. She was the first Princess of Emperor Nijo, and her mother was a daughter of Daigeki (senior secretary of the Council of State), NAKAHARA no Moromoto. She was adopted by Josaimonin, Imperial Princess Muneko.

On November 17, 1169, she was selected by divination to be a Kamo Saiin of Emperor Takakura, but on April 6, 1171, she resigned because of illness. On April 14 of the same year, she died at the age of 13 (actually, it is recorded in "Gyokuyo" that she died at around 8pm on April 13).

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