Kamehime (亀姫, 27 July 1560 - 1 August 1625) was a Japanese woman from the Sengoku period. She was the eldest daughter of Tokugawa Ieyasu with his wife, Lady Tsukiyama. She married Okudaira Nobumasa and he was given Nagashino Castle. She is known to have acted actively in the Siege of Nagashino. Kamehime helped her husband and Torii Suneemon on the mission to cross the enemy army to request aid to her father, Ieyasu in Okazaki and defended the Nagashino castle. After Ieyasu's death she had a large part in the overthrow of Honda Masazumi whom she disliked.
In 1625, Kamehime died at age 66, her Buddhist name was Seitokuin and her remains were buried in Kokoku-ji Temple.
- Father: Tokugawa Ieyasu
- Mother: Lady Tsukiyama
- Husband: Okudaira Nobumasa
Since April 2008, Kamehime has been characterized as a navigator for a municipal administration program produced in Shinshiro City , Aichi Prefecture. The street in front of Kokoku-ji Temple, where her grave is located, has been maintained as “Kamehime-dori” following the redevelopment work in front of Shinshiro Station.
- Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. Nanzan Institiute for Religion and Culture. 1997. p. 379. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Sadler, A. L. (2010). The Maker of Modern Japan: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Routledge. ISBN 1136924701. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Pitelka, Morgan (2015). Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824857349. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
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