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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.


Itoshiwake (伊登志別王) was the son of Emperor Suinin and Karibatatobe.123

He is said to have had no children and so made the Itoshibe his proxy. This would be the first instance of adoption historically in Japan.12


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

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