Kuehaya

  • Period: Legendary Period
  • Occupation: Fighter
  • Family: –
  • Birth: –
  • Death: –

Kuehaya

Kuehaya (蹴速) was a man dating back to the reign of Emperor Suinin. In the 7th year of the Emperors reign, Kuehaya was declared the strongest man in his court. However, Nomi no Sukune was put forward as a potential rival to his strength and so they were ordered to wrestle. He is killed in the ensuing fight after being kicked in the ribs and then the groin.1

Footnotes

1. Borgen, R. (1975) “The Origins of the Sugawara. A History of the Haji Family”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.30 No.4 pp.405-422

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Kuehaya