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Yae-hime

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  • Other Names: 養仙院 (Yousen in)
  • Japanese: 八重姫 (Yae hime)

Yae-hime, also known as Yôsen-in, was an adopted daughter of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, and wife of Tokugawa Yoshizane of the Mito Tokugawa clan.

Born the daughter of Takatsukasa Sukenobu, she was later adopted by Kanpaku Takatsukasa Fusasuke, before being adopted by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.

She was married to Tokugawa Yoshizane on 1698/6/13.

Following the death of her husband Yoshizane in 1709, she took on the name Yôsen-in.

References

  • Okazaki Hironori, "Kyôhô-ki Ii-ke no zôtô girei to bakusei/hansei," in Asao Naohiro (ed.), Fudai daimyô Ii ke no girei, Hikone Castle Museum (2004), 132.
  • 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, 139-140.
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