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HIH Prince Kuni Asahiko

BORN : 27 FEB 1824, Kyoto,Japan
DIED : 25 OCT 1891, Tokyo,Japan

FATHER : HIH Prince Fushimi Kuniye [24 OCT 1802 - 5 AUG 1872]
MOTHER : Lady Torikoji Nobuko

PARTNER 1 : Lady Izumitei Shizue [25 MAY 1846 - 14 DEC 1914]
Union: UNMARRIED

  1. HIH Princess Kuni Chita [10 APR 1864 - 14 SEP 1866]
  2. HIH Prince Kuni Muchimaro [25 MAR 1865 - 10 JAN 1866]
  3. HIH Prince Kaya Kuninori [1 SEP 1867 - 8 DEC 1909]
  4. HIH Princess Kuni Akiko [6 JUL 1870 - 19 JAN 1920]
  5. HIH Princess Kuni Hiroko [2 MAY 1871 - ]
  6. HIH Princess Kuni Hariko [25 APR 1872 - ]
  7. HIH Prince Kuni Taka [17 AUG 1875 - 1 OCT 1937]
  8. HIH Prince Kuni Nobu [28 DEC 1876 - 7 AUG 1877]

PARTNER 2 : Lady Izume Makiko
Union: UNMARRIED

  1. HIH Princess Kuni Sakako [25 JAN 1868 - 9 JAN 1949]
  2. HIH Princess Kuni Ayako [31 MAY 1872 - 26 JUL 1946]
  3. Field Marshal HIH Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi G.C.V.O. [23 JUN 1873 - 29 JUN 1929]
  4. HIH Princess Kuni Motoko [27 MAR 1876 - 21 JAN 1918]
  5. HIH Princess Kuni Suzuko [16 OCT 1877 - 3 JAN 1947]
  6. HIH Princess Kuni Yasuko [21 JUN 1878 - 16 JUL 1879]
  7. HIH Prince Kuni Tarashihiko [24 SEP 1881 - 24 SEP 1881]

PARTNER 3 : Lady Harada Mitsue
Union: UNMARRIED

  1. General HIH Prince Nashimoto Morimasa [9 MAR 1874 - 2 JAN 1951]

PARTNER 4 : Lady Tsunoda Sugako
Union: UNMARRIED

  1. General HIH Prince Asaka Yasuhiko [20 OCT 1887 - 12 APR 1981]

PARTNER 5 : Lady Terao Utako
Union: UNMARRIED

  1. HIH Princess Kuni Atsuko [8 MAR 1884 - 13 JUN 1911]
  2. General HIH Prince Higashikuni Naruhiko [3 DEC 1887 - 20 JAN 1990]


NOTES:
1st Prince Kuni-no-miya [cr.1871]
Prince Nakagawa-no-miya [cr.1863]
He was trained for a career as a Buddhist Priest and was sent as an acolyte to Honno-ji in 1831, but was transferred to Ichijo-in, in Nara in 1836, he was adopted by Emperor Ninko in 1838, and succeeded an uncle as Abbot of Ko-fuku-ji also in 1838 , and formally entered the priesthood under the title Sonya Hoshinno. He was transferred him to Sho-ren-in Temple in Kyoto in 1852, where he became an outspoken advocate of joi, the expulsion of all foreigners from Japan. He was allowe d to return to secular status in 1862 and received the title Nakagawa no miya. In 1863, he was made a Prince of the blood (Shinno) with the name 'Asahiko' by the Emperor, and he was appointed as Danjo-noin, a high ranking court posit ion open only to princes of the blood. His enemies accused him of plotting to overthrow the new Meiji government and in 1868, he was deprived of his status as a prince of the blood and exiled to Hiroshima, but the Emperor pardoned him in 1872 an d restored his Princely status; he also allowed to start his own family branch of the imperial dynasty ith the title of Kuni-no-miya, for the remainder of his life, he was the lord custodian priest (Sishu) of the Shinto Grand Shrine of Ise. He wa s the father of at least nine sons and nine daughters by five court ladies.



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