Emperor Chūai

Emperor Chūai
Artistic depiction of Emperor Chūai.

Emperor Chūai

Emperor Chūai (仲哀天皇) also known as Tarashinakatsuhiko (足仲彦天皇) was the fourteenth Emperor of Japan.1

He was made crown prince by Emperor Seimu in the Spring of the 48th year (Spring, 3rd month, 1st day1) of his reign12 with his mother and father being Futajirihime and Yamato Takeru.1

He is described as a phenomenally big man.

During his reign, he established and maintained his capital in Kyushu after quelling a rebellion there. After his death, he was succeeded by his widow Empress Jingu.3


1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.

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