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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.


Kamiyawimimi (神八井耳命) was a son of Emperor Jimmu, brother to Emperor Suizei and half-brother to Tagishimimi.

After learning of the plot to have him and his brother killed by his brother Tagishimimi they take action to stop this by killing him.

Ultimately he does not find the courage to kill Tagishimimi and so Suizei does the deed shooting him with an arrow. Kamiyawimimi then states his brother should take the throne, even though he is younger than him due, to his courage.

He states he would act as his assisstant whilst Suizei was on the throne.12

He died in 578BC and is said to have been buried on the northern side of Mount Unebi.2


1. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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