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Reign of Emperor Sujin
Takenumakahawake then meets up with Ohobiko (after the events following the war with Takehaniyasuhiko) and make report to the Emperor.
The nihongi mentions him again in the same year of the Emperors reign when he is ordered to subdue the ‘savage tribes abroad’ with Ohobiko, Kibitsuhiko and Tambanochinushi. He, alongside the others return in the 11th year to make report of their victory.
Reign of Emperor Suinin
During the following reign, he is said to have been one of the Five Daibu alongside Hikokunifuku, Ohokashima, Tochine no Ōmuraji and Takehi. They are gathered by Emperor Suinin to talk of the wisdom of the previous Emperor.3
1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.
3. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
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