Symbol of the Chrysanthemum Throne.


Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao is known to have been a granddaughter of the Emperor Richu. After the death of the previous Emperor Seinei, there was a succession crisis due to the lack of heirs.

Two grandsons of Emperor Richu were eventually found. However, both spent a year declining the throne offering it to the other and so Oshinumi acted as Regent until one agreed to take the throne.1


1. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.

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