Please note: This article is about the wife of Otomo Taneji. For other uses of the term, please see Asami (disambiguation).
Otomo Asami 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Siblings: Unnamed sister 
Spouse: Otomo Taneji 
Children: Otomo Takuan,
Otomo Terumoto

Otomo Asami was the niece of the Otomo Daimyo Otomo Hoketuhime.

Betrothed to Norachai Edit

She betrothed with Bayushi Norachai, the Protector of the Imperial City, as one of the political marriages entangled in the Winter Court at Kyuden Otomo in the winter 1168-1169. [1]

Married to Otomo Taneji Edit

Asami would marriage Bayushi Norachai in the Month of the Dragon of 1170. Her aunt Otomo Hoketuhime dispatched her own yojimbo to Kyuden Otomo to escort her to the Imperial City. This day Hoketuhime was found murdered in her chambers of the Imperial Palace. [2] After the tragedy and the subsequent discovery that Hoketuhime had specified Otomo Taneji to serve as her replacement, her betrothal to Norachai was cancelled in order for her to marry Taneji. [3]

Family Edit

The sister of Asami married Bayushi Tsimaru. [3] Taneji and Asami had two sons. The elder, Otomo Takuan, caused a scandal when he married into the Spider Clan. His wife was Susumu Kuroko, the Susumu family's daimyo, so he became Susumu Takuan. [4] The younger son, Otomo Terumoto, became the new lord of the Otomo after his father. [5]


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