Ogawanomiya (小川宮)

Ogawanomiya (June 1404 - March 15, 1425) was a member of the Imperial Family in the Muromachi period. His imina (the real name of a prince) is not known.


He was the second Prince of Emperor Gokomatsu, and his mother was a daughter of Sukekuni HINONISHI, Kohanmonin Sukeko HINONISHI. He had Emperor Shoko as his older brother, and had Princess Rie as his younger sister.

Brief personal history

He was made the successor of Emperor Shoko, who was sickly and didn't have any children, by his father, the Retired Emperor Gokomatsu. However, he is said to have been hostile against his older brother, and in a diary by Imperial Prince Fushiminomiya Sadafusa ('Kanmon Nikki'), there is recorded a rumor that after he received one of Emperor Shoko's favorite sheep, and killed it.

He died at the age of 22 in the residence of Tsuneoki KAJYUJI. Since he suddenly died before Emperor Shoko, the Imperial Lineage was switched from the lineage of the Retired Emperor Gokomatsu, which was started by Emperor Gokogon, to the lineage of Fushiminomiya, which was started by Emperor Suko.

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