Emperor Ingyō

Emperor Ingyō
Artistic depiction of Emperor Ingyō.

Emperor Ingyō

Emperor Ingyō (允恭天皇) was the nineteenth Emperor of Japan, and supposedly a centenarian when he died.

He is noted to have been disabled, with paralysed legs, however, a Physician from Korea cured his affliction. He fell in love with his Empress’ sister and so now able to walk around, set her up in another Palace and frequently visited her.

During his reign, he devised a plan to have the elite shed all of their pointless Titles. He stated that if their titles were genuine, publicly plunging their arms into boiling water or mud would not harm them in the slightest. This led to may bogus titles being shed by the elite.1

Footnotes

1. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.

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