Emperor Ōjin

Emperor Ōjin
Artistic rendering of Emperor Ojin.

Emperor Ōjin

Emperor Ōjin (応神天皇) was the fifteenth Emperor of Japan.

He was the son of Empress Jingu, who perhaps ruled on his behalf whilst he was young. During his reign, Japan interacted more with Korea via China and some scholars believe Emperor Ojin was himself Korean.

Due to connections with China, the Chinese scribe Wan’i is believed to have been welcomed at Ojin’s Court.

After the Emperors death, he was deified as the Shinto God of War Hachiman. Up until the Second World War Ojin was addressed for success in battle1.

Footnotes

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

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