Minabe no Himemiko (御名部皇女)
Minabe no Himemiko (660 - year of death unknown) was a member of the Imperial Family in the Asuka period. Her father was Emperor Tenchi, and her mother was a daughter of SOGANOKURA-YAMADA no Ishikawamaro, Mei no Iratsume. She was an older maternal half-sister of Empress Genmei. After the enforcement of Taiho Ritsuryo (Taiho Code), she was called as Imperial Princess Minabe. She became a lawful wife of Takechi no Miko (Prince Takechi), and gave birth to Nagaya-o (Prince Nagaya).
Although the year of her death was unknown, according to Nagaya-o gankyo (the transliterated text of handwritten sutra of Nagaya-o [also known as the Jinki sutra]) that was believed her son, Nagaya-o dedicated in 728 (to hold a memorial service of his parents), it is considered that she died before 728.
Poems related to Minabe no Himemiko
708: The poem written by Empress Genmei
I can hear the sound of brave men's Tomo (archers' wrist protector wore on the left hand), and I wonder if Minister of Mononobe might take up the shield; Manyoshu, Vol.1-76
The poem replied by Minabe no Himemiko to Empress Genmei
The Empress, I serve you, you have nothing to worry about, because next to you, I was sent to you by Amaterasu Omikami (the Sun Goddess) and I am always with you; Manyoshu, Vo.1-77