Takehi no Muraji

Takehi no Muraji

    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: Military / Five Daibu
    • Family: –
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –

Takehi no Muraji

Takehi no Muraji (大伴武日連命) was a known companion of Yamato Takeru who accompanied him against the Emishi (Eastern Barbarian) alongside Takehiko and Nana-tsuka-hagi.1

He is also mentioned during the reign of Emperor Suinin. He is said to have been one of the Five Daibu alongside Hikokunifuku, Ohokashima, Tochine no Ōmuraji and Takenumakahawake. They are gathered by Emperor Suinin to talk of the wisdom of the previous Emperor.2

Footnotes

1. Littleton. C.S. (1995) “Yamato-takeru: An Arthurian Hero in Japanese Tradition”. Asian Folklore Studies, Vol. 54, No.2, pp.259-274.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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Takehi no Muraji