Emperor Seimu

Emperor Seimu
Artistic depiction of Emperor Seimu.

Emperor Seimu

Emperor Seimu (成務天皇) was the thirteenth Emperor of Japan, accredited with being the first Emperor to appoint provincial governors and district officials.

He had a son of his own who died young, and so he made his nephew Emperor Chuai crown-prince in the 48th year of his reign.

His chief minister at this time is noted to have been a man by the name of Takeuchi.1


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

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