- Period: Legendary Period
- Occupation: Fighter
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Kuehaya of Taima (蹴速) was a man dating back to the reign of Emperor Suinin. In the 7th year of the Emperors reign, he was declared the strongest man in his court.12 He was so strong that he could break horns and straighten out hooks; Kuehaya claiming that no-one could beat him.
Both initially kick one another but Kuehaya is killed after being kicked in the ribs and groin, and Nomi no Sukune was then given his lands and allowed to stay at court.2
1. Borgen, R. (1975) “The Origins of the Sugawara. A History of the Haji Family”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.30 No.4 pp.405-422
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
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