Emperors of Japan
Emperors of Japan
Here follows a list of all Emperors (天皇) of Japan on our website so far.
First Emperor after bringing the Sacred Regalia to a Palace erected in Kashihara.
Became Emperor after killing one of his brothers.
Great pestilence during his reign as the Gods did not like to be worshipped collectively. So he set up seperate shrines for seperate deities.
Had the Sacred Mirror enshrined in the Ise Grand Shrine .
His son Yamato Dake led many military expedition on his father's behalf against the Yemishi people.
Creditted with the appointment of the first provincial governors and district officials.
First Empress of Japan.
After his death he was apotheosised as the God of War Hachiman.
Reduced the taxation of his people as their poverty meant they couldn't afford to cook rice.
Established the Imperial Treasury.
Said to have been 9 feet tall and had enormous teeth all of the same size.
Suffered from leg paralysis which was cured by a Korean Physician.
Decapitated by his nephew Prince Mayowa.
Recorded to have murdered all heirs to secure the throne.
Known to have had a dislike of dogs, horses and 'playthings.'
Asked the Crown Prince Ninken to destroy the tomb of Emperor Yuryaku.
Was asked by his brother Emperor Kenzo to destroy the tomb of Yuryaku.
Known to have been an evil man who liked to inflict punishment on people.
He was the first Emperor to abdicate.
Died childless aged 70.
Established Soga no Iname as his executive first Minister.
During his reign Buddhism first made an appearance in the country. Emperor Kudara from Korea gifting images of the Buddha and scriptures.
During his reign there were court power struggles with the Soga Clan.
During his reign, Buddhism is finally adopted in the country.
He was placed on the throne by Soga no Umako.
She installed her nephew (Shōtoku Taisha) as Crown Prince and as the de-facto leader now helped reorganised her court.
Puppet of Soga no Emishi during his reign.
Placed on the throne by Soga no Emishi and his son Soga no Iruka.
Created the departments of Ommyoryo and Jingikan.
Second reign of Kogyoku. Dies before battle in Chikuzen Province.
Helped destroy the Soga Clan and create the Taika Reforms.
Defeated during the Jinshin no Ran and committed suicide.
Instated the tradition of rebuilding the Ise Grand Shrine every twenty years as a symbol of rebirth.
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