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  • Born: 1637
  • Japanese: 千代姫 (Chiyohime)

Chiyohime was the wife of Tokugawa Mitsutomo (third lord of Owari han), and the daughter of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu & his concubine Ofuri-no-kata.

She was married to Mitsutomo in 1638, when she was two years old (by the traditional Japanese count).[1]

In 1652, Chiyohime commissioned the construction of the Jishô-in Mausoleum to host memorial services for her mother. The mausoleum, which survives today at the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum, is a valuable example of early Edo period architecture.


  • Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum pamphlet.
  • Plaques on-site at Jishô-in Mausoleum at Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum.
  1. Cecilia Segawa Seigle, “Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and the Formation of Edo Castle Rituals of Giving,” in Martha Chaiklin (ed.), Mediated by Gifts: Politics and Society in Japan 1350-1850, Brill (2017), 124-125.
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