The Clear Mirror: A Chronicle of the Japanese Court during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333)

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CHAPTER FIFTEEN
Wintry Showers
Time span: 1326-1331.Main subjects: False pregnancy of Empress Kishi; imperial blossom viewing in the northern hills; discovery of an imperial anti-shogunate plot and flight of Emperor Go-Daigo to Kasagi; battle of Kasagi; capture and imprisonment of the emperor; enthronement of Crown Prince Kazuhito ( Emperor Kōgon) and selection of a new crown prince.Principal characters:Crown princes:
1. Kazuhito. Son of Go-Fushimi; becomes emperor in 1331.
2. Yasuhito. Son of Prince Kuninaga; grandson of Emperor Go-Nijō. Succeeds Kazuhito as crown prince.

Go-Daigo, Emperor. Son of Go-Uda; reigning emperor; head of the Dai- kakuji line.

Kishi. Daughter of Saionji Sanekane; empress of Go-Daigo. Morokata, Fujiwara (Kazan-in). Son of Moronobu; major counselor. Sonchō. Buddhist name of Prince Munenaga, a monk-son of Emperor Go-Daigo (returned to lay life in 1337).

Son'un. Buddhist name of Prince Morinaga, a monk-son of Emperor Go- Daigo (returned to lay life around 1331).

Takanaga, Prince. Son of Go-Daigo and Nijō Tameyo's daughter Seishi.

Around that time, it was reported that Empress Kishi was with child. The news delighted Emperor Go-Daigo, who had much lamented that his consort had given birth to only one of his numerous progeny, a girl. How splendid if she were to produce a son! He commissioned countless esoteric rites far ahead of time and visited her almost daily after she moved to Prince Tsuneaki's Tokiwai Mansion for the birth. The mansion was situated inside the area protected by palace guard posts, and a steady stream of senior nobles and courtiers went dashing back and forth, with lifted skirts, at all hours of the day and night. The empress's older brother, Minister of State Kanesue, never left the premises. Everyone was caught up in the excitement, and the thoughts of many people turned to Her Majesty's father, the late Lord Sanekane. If only he might have lived just a little longer!

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The Clear Mirror: A Chronicle of the Japanese Court during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Translator's Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Figures and Tables xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Preface 27
  • Chapter One - Through Tangled Thickets 31
  • Chapter Two - the New Island Guard 46
  • Chapter Three - Mourning Attire 59
  • Chapter Four - Three Sacred Mountains 67
  • Chapter Five - Snow on the Central Plain 72
  • Chapter Six - Descending Clouds 82
  • Chapter Seven - Snow on the Northern Plain 89
  • Chapter Eight Asuka River 97
  • Chapter Nine Pillow of Grass 110
  • Chapter Ten Waves of Longevity 118
  • Chapter Eleven Ornamental Combs 136
  • Chapter Twelve Plovers by the Bay 156
  • Chapter Thirteen the Hills of Autumn 162
  • Chapter Fourteen a Farewell to Spring 174
  • Chapter Fifteen Wintry Showers 183
  • Chapter Sixteen 197
  • Chapter Seventeen the Dayflower 214
  • Reference Matter 221
  • Appendix: Title, Authorship, Date, Sources, and Texts 223
  • Notes 227
  • Glossary 267
  • Bibliography 319
  • Index 327
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