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This page refers to the person known as the Wan’i, for the creature see: Wani

Artisitic renderring of Wan’i.


Wan’i also known as Wangin(王仁, 和邇吉師) was a Chinese Scholar who is believed to have been welcomed at the court of Emperor Ojin, it is known that Chinese was adopted by the Imperial Court during the reign of the following Emperor Nintoku.2

He was also appointed as a tutor to a Japanese Prince and was employed to keep accounts of the Treasury.1


1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697″. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.

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