Ofuri-no-kata (1649-1667)

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  • Born: 1649
  • Died: 1667
  • Japanese: お振の方 (Ofuri-no-kata)

Ofuri-no-kata was a concubine of Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna.

She was born in 1649 in Kyoto, and was adopted by Yoshida Kaneyuki. In 1665, she entered into the service of the jôrô otoshiyori (a mid-ranking lady-in-waiting in the Ôoku), a member of the Asukai family.

Ofuri became pregnant two years later, but fell ill before giving birth, and died on 1667/6/28, at the age of 19.


  • "Ofuri-no-kata (2)," Digital-ban Nihon jinmei daijiten デジタル版 日本人名大辞典, Kodansha, 2009.