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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.
    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: Prince
    • Family: Ohōmata (father) Aketatsu (brother)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Unakami (菟上王) was the son of Ohōmata. He is said to have been the ancestor of the Himeda no kimi.

He accompanies the Prince Homutsuwake and his brother Aketatsu to pay respects at the shrine of Ōkuninushi in the hopes of getting the prince to learn to speak.

After he learns to speak, the Emperor Suinin rejoices and sends Unakami to build a shrine for Ōkuninushi.12


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.

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