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The nihongi lists him as ancestor of the Abe no Omi, Kashihade no Omi, Ahe no Omi, Sasakiyama no Kimi, Tsukushi no Miyakko, Koshi no Miyakko and Iga no Omi.2
Reign of Emperor Sujin
During the 10th year of the reign of Emperor Sujin he is sent out to subdue to provinces with three other man.123 Ohobiko being sent to north according to the nihongi2 and more specifically to Koshi Province in the kojiki.
Here the version of events differ slightly.
In the kojiki it says the emperor understanding the message says it must mean that Takehaniyasuhiko means to attack him. And so Ohobiko is asked to raise an army agaisnt him. Taking Hikokunibuku with him they set sacred jars at the Pass of Wani before departing. In Yamashiro Province, on the banks of the Wakara River they find Takehaniyasu waiting for them.
Takehaniyasu shoots an arrow first and misses, Hikokunubuku returning fire and killing Takehaniyasu with his shot causing his army to rout and flee.
In the nihongi it states that his sister Yamatotohime understood the meaning of the song.
Atahime is intercepted and defeating by Kibitsuhiko.
Ohohiko and Hikokunifuku head to Yamashiro after setting sacred jars. Again Takehaniyasu shoots first and misses, and Hikokunifuku shoots and kills Takehaniyasu.
1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
3. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.
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