- Period: Legendery Period
- Family: Emperor Suinin (half-brother)
Yamatohiko (倭彦命) was the half-brother of Emperor Suinin.
It is said that when Suinin’s wife, Empress Hibasuhime died he asked what should be done, his ministers saying they should follow the old traditions of burying retainers alongside her as had been done upon the death of Yamatohiko.
1. Borgen, R. (1975) “The Origins of the Sugawara. A History of the Haji Family”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.30 No.4 pp.405-422
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