|Empress consort of Japan|
|Tenure||March 26, 827 – March 26, 833|
|Died||April 18, 879 68–69)(aged|
|Spouse||Emperor Junna (m. 827–840)|
|Mother||Tachibana no Kachiko|
Princess Seishi(正子内親王Seishi Naishinnō, 810 – April 18, 879) was an Empress consort of Japan. She was the empress consort of her paternal uncle Emperor Junna.
Emperor Junna was the 53rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Junna reigned from 823 to 833.
She became empress in 827. Her husband abdicated in 833. Either when she was widowed in 840, or when her son was deposed as crown prince in 842, Seishi followed the example of her mother and became a nun: she retired to the palace of her late spouse, Junna'in, which she made in to a family convent, engaging in sponsoring lectures of the Lotus Sutra and providing care for orphans.
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Tachibana no Kachiko
| Empress consort of Japan |
Fujiwara no Onshi
(Posthumously: Princess Koshi)
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