Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao

Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao
Symbol of the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao

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

Footnotes

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

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