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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.


Tagishimimi (手研耳命) was a son of Emperor Jimmu and half brother to Emperor Suizei and Kamiyawimimi. His mother was Ahiratsuhime.1

After the death of his father he wished to see an end to his brothers, however, they learnt of the plot. After Kamiyawimimi fails to find the courage to kill Tagishimimi it falls to Suizei who does the deed shooting him with an arrow.12 Once in the breast and once in the back.2


1. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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