- Died: 686/10/3
- Japanese: 大津皇子 (Ootsu no miko)
Ôtsu-no-miko was an Imperial Prince, the son of Emperor Temmu. In 686, a few weeks after his father's death, he was arrested along with thirty of his compatriots on accusations of plotting rebellion, and was executed on the shores of the Iware Pond, a site associated with Emperor Yômei. Just before his death, he is said to have tearfully composed a poem reading "This is my last chance to see the ducks singing in the Iware Pond as I am destined to die today."
- Reischauer, Robert Karl. Early Japanese History (c. 40 BC - AD 1167). Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1967. pp159-160.
- "Site excavated in Nara may be remains of pond mentioned in ancient history records." Mainichi Shimbun. 16 December 2011.
- "堤跡：古代史の舞台「磐余池」か ６世紀後半－－奈良・橿原." Mainichi Shimbun. 16 December 2011.
- Translation by Mainichi Shimbun; original text provided as 「ももづたふ 磐余の池に鳴く鴨（かも）を 今日のみ見てや 雲隠りなむ」。