Emperor Sushun

Emperor Sushun

Emperor Sushun (崇峻天皇) was the thirty-second Emperor of Japan.

He was placed on the throne by Soga no Umako after winning a skirmish against Mononobe no Moriya who wished for someone else on to reside upon the throne. As Emperor, he disliked Buddhism and planned to dislodge Umako from his political position.1
Umako discovered this and had his nephew killed and buried without ceremony the same day.12


1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Tsurumi, P. (1981) “Early Female Emperors” Historical Reflections Vol.8 No.1 pp.41-49.

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Emperor Sushun