Kodai-in (1773-1844)

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  • Born: 1773/6/21
  • Died: 1844/11/10
  • Other Names: 近衛寔子 (Konoe Tadako), 篤姫 (Atsuhime), 茂姫 (Shigehime)
  • Japanese: 広大院 (Koudai-in)

Kôdai-in was the chief wife of Shogun Tokugawa Ienari.

She was the daughter of Shimazu Shigehide, lord of Satsuma han, and his concubine Otose no kata. In 1776, at the age of 4, she was engaged to Matsudaira Toyochiyo of the Hitotsubashi family, who would later become Tokugawa Ienari. He became shogun in 1787, and they were married two years later. She gave birth to her first child, Atsunosuke, in 1797, but he died when he was only age 4.

In 1842, she was promoted to Junior First Rank (従一位). She died two years later at age 72.


  • "Kôdai-in." Nihon jinmei daijiten 日本人名大辞典. Kodansha, 2009.