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    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: Warrior / Five Daibu
    • Family: –
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Hikokunibuku is mentioned in the nihongi and kojiki.

Reign of Emperor Sujin

During the reign of Emperor Sujin he joins Ohobiko during the war against Takehaniyasuhiko going with him to Yamashiro Province to fight against Takehaniyasuhiko after setting sacred jars in the Pass of Wani.

Hikokunibuku begs the enemy to fire the first arrow, and after Takehaniyasu fires first and misses, he return fire and kills Takehaniyasu with one shot. The enemy then is routed and killed.123

The kojiki states he is the ancestor of the Wani no Omi.23

Reign of Emperor Suinin

During the following reign, he is said to have been one of the Five Daibu alongside Takenumakahawake, Ohokashima, Tochine no Ōmuraji and Takehi. They are gathered by Emperor Suinin to talk of the wisdom of the previous Emperor.1


1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.

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