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Hatanoyashiro

Hatanoyashiro

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Takeuchi no Sukune (father) Kosenookara (brother) Soga no Ishikawa (brother) Hegurinotsuki (brother) Kinotsunu (brother) Mato of Kume (sister) Princess Nunoiro (sister) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (brother) Wakugo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hatanoyashiro Hatanoyashiro (羽田 矢代) was said to have been the son of Takeuchi no Sukune in[...]

Yamashitakage

Yamashitakage

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikofutooshimakoto (husband) Takeuchi no Sukune (son?) Udzuhiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamashitakage Yamashitakage (山下影日売) is said to have been the wife of Hikofutooshimakoto and mother of Takeuchi no Sukune. This is mentioned in the kojiki. She is said to have been the younger sister[...]

Umashi Uchi

Umashi Uchi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Hikofutooshimakoto (father) Takachinahime (mother) Birth: – Death: – Umashi Uchi Umashi Uchi (甘美内宿禰) is said to have been the son of Hikofutooshimakoto and Takachinahime. This is mentioned in the kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient[...]

Takachinahime

Takachinahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: – Family: Hikofutooshimakoto (husband) Umashi Uchi (son) Chonabi (brother) Birth: – Death: – Takachinahime Takachinahime (高千那毘売命) was the wife of Hikofutooshimakoto, and together they had Umashi Uchi. She was said to be from Kadzuraki. She is stated to have been the younger sister of Chonabi. This is[...]

Hikofutooshimakoto

Hikofutooshimakoto

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Ikagashikome (mother) Takachinahime (wife) Umashi Uchi (son) Yamashitakage (wife) Takeuchi no Sukune (son/grandson?) Birth: – Death: – Hikofutooshimakoto Hikofutooshimakoto (彦太忍信命) was the son of Emperor Kōgen and Ikagashikome.12 The nihongi says that he was the grandfather of Takeuchi no Sukune.2 The[...]

Ikagashikome

Ikagashikome

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōgen (husband) Hikofutooshimakoto (son) Utsushikowo (father?) Ōhesoki (father?) Emperor Kaika (husband) Emperor Sujin (son) Mimatsuhime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ikagashikome Ikagashikome (伊香色謎命) was the concubine of Emperor Kōgen and together they had Hikofutooshimakoto. Ancestor to Takeuchi no Sukune.123 The kojiki states her father[...]

Takehaniyasuhiko

Takehaniyasuhiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Haniyasuhime (mother) Atabime (wife) Birth: – Death: – Takehaniyasuhiko Takehaniyasuhiko (武埴安彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōgen and Haniyasuhime.123 During the reign of Emperor Sujin he planned to rise up against him and attack.123 In the kojiki it says that Ohobiko[...]

Haniyasuhime

Haniyasuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōgen (husband) Takehaniyasuhiko (son) Birth: – Death: – Haniyasuhime Haniyasuhime (埴安媛) was the concubine of Emperor Kōgen. Together the two of them had Takehaniyasuhiko.123 In the kojiki she is said to have been the daughter of Awotama of Kafuchi.23 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G.[...]

Sukunabikookokoro

Sukunabikookokoro

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Uchishikome (mother) Emperor Kaika (brother) Ohobiko (brother) Yamatotohime (sister?) Birth: – Death: – Sukunabikookokoro Sukunabikookokoro (少彦男心命) is said to have been the second son of Emperor Kōgen and Uchishikome. This is mentioned in the kojiki.12 He is mentioned in an alternative version of[...]

Yamatotohime

Yamatotohime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Uchishikome (mother) Emperor Kaika (brother) Ohobiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamatotohime Yamatotohime (倭迹迹姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Kōgen and Uchishikome and so was the sister of Ohobiko and Emperor Kaika. She is also given the name of Yamatotohimomosobime1. She does not[...]

Hikoinakoshiwake

Hikoinakoshiwake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Ohobiko (father) Takenumakahawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hikoinakoshiwake Hikoinakoshiwake was the son of Ohobiko and brother of Takenumakahawake. He is said to be the ancestor to the Kashihade no Omi in the kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An[...]

Takenumakahawake

Takenumakahawake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Shido Shogun / Five Daibu Family: Ohobiko (father) Hikoinakoshiwake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Takenumakahawake Takenumakahawake (武渟川別) was the son of Ohobiko and brother of Hikoinakoshiwake. He said to be the ancestor of the Abe no Omi in the kojiki.v Reign of Emperor Sujin[...]

Ohobiko

Ohobiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Shido Shogun Family: Emperor Kōgen (father) Uchishikome (mother) Emperor Kaika (brother) Sukunabikookokoro (brother) Yamatotohime (sister) Takenumakahawake (son) Hikoinakoshiwake (son) Mimakihime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ohobiko Ohobiko (大彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōgen and Uchishikome. Family He was the brother to Emperor Kaika, Yamatotohime12 and[...]

Uchishikome

Uchishikome

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kōgen (husband) Ohobiko (son) Emperor Kaika (son) Sukunabikookokoro (son) Yamatotohime (daughter) Utsushikoo (brother) Birth: – Death: – Uchishikome Uchishikome (欝色謎命) was the Empress of Emperor Kōgen. Together they had four children Ohobiko, Emperor Kaika, Yamatotohime123 and Sukunabikookokoro.23 She is listed as the brother of[...]

Emperor Kōgen

Emperor Kōgen

Reign: 214-158BC Born: 273BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Kuwashi Hime (mother) Uchishikome (wife) Ohobiko (son) Emperor Kaika (son) Sukunabikookokoro (son) Yamatotohime (daughter) Ikagashikome (concubine) Hikofutooshimakoto (son) Haniyasuhime (concubine) Takehaniyasuhiko (son) Burial place: misasagi on Tsurugi Lake Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōrei  * Successor Emperor Kaika Emperor Kōgen[...]

Hikosashikatawake

Hikosashikatawake

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Yamatototowakayabime (sister) Yamatototohimomosobime (sister) Kibitsuhiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hikosashikatawake Hikosashikatawake (日子刺肩別命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. He was the brother of Yamatototohimomosobime, Yamatototowakayabime and Kibitsuhiko.12 In the kojiki he is said to be the Ancestor of the[...]

Kibitsuhiko

Kibitsuhiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Shido Shogun Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Yamatototowakayabime (sister) Yamatototohimomosobime (sister) Hikosashikatawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Kibitsuhiko Kibitsuhiko (吉備津彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. He was the brother of Yamatototohimomosobime, Yamatototowakayabime12 and Hikosashikatawake.1 In the kojiki he is given an alternative name[...]

Yamatototowakayabime

Yamatototowakayabime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Kibitsuhiko (brother) Yamatototohimomosobime (sister) Hikosashikatawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamatototowakayabime Yamatototowakayabime (倭迹迹稚屋姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. She was the sister of Yamatototohimomosobime, Kibitsuhiko12 and Hikosashikatawake.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An[...]

Yamatototohimomosobime

Yamatototohimomosobime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Yamatonokunikahime (mother) Kibitsuhiko (brother) Yamatototowakayabime (sister) Hikosashikatawake (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yamatototohimomosobime Yamatototohimomosobime (倭迹迹日百襲媛命) was the daughter of Emperor Kōrei and Yamatonokunikahime. She was the sister of Yamatototowakayabime, Kibitsuhiko12 and Hikosashikatawake.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An[...]

Yamatonokunikahime

Yamatonokunikahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Yamatototohimomosobime (daughter) Kibitsuhiko (son) Yamatototowakayabime (daughter) Hikosashikatawake (son) Birth: – Death: – Yamatonokunikahime Yamatonokunikahime (倭国香媛) was a concubine of Emperor Kōrei. Together they are said to have had two daughters and two sons. The daughters Yamatototohimomosobime and Yamatototowakayabime as well as the[...]

Hikosajima

Hikosajima

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Haeirode (mother) Wakatakehiko (brother) Birth: – Death: – Hikosajima Hikosajima (彦狭島命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Haeirodo12 and brother to Wakatakehiko.2 In the kojiki his name differs slightly to the nihongi where he is called Hikosamame.2 He is listed as the Ancestor[...]

Wakatakehiko

Wakatakehiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Haeirode (mother) Hikosajima (brother) Birth: – Death: – Wakatakehiko Wakatakehiko (稚武彦命) was the son of Emperor Kōrei and Haeirodo12 and brother of Hikosajima.2 He is listed as the ancestor to the Kibi no Omi1 more specifically the ancestor to the Shimotsumichi in Kibi[...]

Haeirodo

Haeirodo

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Wakatakehiko (son) Hikosajima (son) Princess Are (sister) Birth: – Death: – Haeirodo Haeirodo (絙某弟) was one of the concubines of Emperor Kōrei. She is said to have been the mother of Wakatakehiko in the kojiki and nihongi1 but she has an additional[...]

Kuwashi Hime

Kuwashi Hime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Emperor Kōgen (son) Father (see below) Birth: – Death: – Kuwashi Hime Kuwashi Hime (細媛命) was the Empress of Emperor Kōrei. This name for her is given in the Kojiki.12 In the Nihongi she is given the name Hosohime.3 She is said to[...]

Chijihayahime

Chijihayahime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Princess Family: Emperor Kōrei (father) Chijihayamawaka (mother) Birth: – Death: –   Chijihayahime Chijihayahime (千千速比売命) was the child of Emperor Kōrei and Chijihayamawaka. This is mentioned in the Kojiki.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia[...]

Chijihayamawaka

Chijihayamawaka

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Concubine Family: Emperor Kōrei (husband) Chijihayahime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Chijihayamawaka Chijihayamawaka (千千速真若比売) was the concubine of Emperor Kōrei. We see her mentioned in the Kojiki as coming from Kasuga. With the Emperor she had a daughter called Chijihayahime.12 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav[...]

Emperor Kōrei

Emperor Kōrei

Reign: 290-215BC Born: 342BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōan (father) Oshihime (mother) Kuwashi Hime (wife) Emperor Kōgen (son) Haeirodo (concubine) Wakatakehiko (son) Hikosajima (son) Yamato no kunikahime (concubine) Yamatototohimomosobime (daughter) Kibitsuhiko (son) Yamatototowakayabime (daughter) Hikosashikatawake (son) Chijihayamawaka (concubine) Chijihayahime (daughter) Burial place: misasagi on Mumazaka at Kataoka. Order of[...]

Prince Motoyoshi

Prince Motoyoshi

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Waka Poet Family: Emperor Yōzei (father) Birth: 890AD Death: 943AD Prince Motoyoshi Prince Motoyoshi (元良親王) was a member of the Imperial Family and son to Emperor Yōzei, living from 890-943AD. During his lifetime he was known to have been a great gallant and appears in several[...]

Emperor Kōkō

Emperor Kōkō

Reign: 884-887AD Born: 830AD Period: Heian Period Family: Emperor Ninmyō (father) Minamoto no Muneyuki (grandson) Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Yōzei * Successor Emperor Uda Emperor Kōkō Emperor Kōkō (光孝天皇) was the 58th Emperor of Japan living from 830-871AD and reigning from 884-887AD.1 Family Kōkō was the third son of Emperor[...]

Emperor Yōzei

Emperor Yōzei

Reign: 876-884AD Born: 868AD Period: Heian Period Family: Emperor Seiwa (father) Prince Motoyoshi (son) Fujiwara no Mototsune (uncle) Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Seiwa * Successor Emperor Kōkō Emperor Yōzei Emperor Yōzei (陽成天皇) was the 57th Emperor of Japan living from 868-949AD and reigning from 876-884AD.1 Family He was the[...]

Okibi no Morosumi

Okibi no Morosumi

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōan (father) Oshihime (mother) Emperor Kōrei (brother) Birth: – Death: – Okibi no Morosumi Okibi no Morosumi (大吉備諸進命) was the son of Emperor Kōan and Oshihime. He was also brother to the future Emperor Kōrei.1 Footnotes 1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014)[...]

Oshihime

Oshihime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Ameoshitarashihiko (father) Emperor Kōan (husband) Ōkibi no Morosumi (son) Emperor Kōrei (son) Birth: – Death: – Oshihime Oshihime (押媛) was the wife of Emperor Kōan and daughter to Ameoshitarashihiko.1 Together they had two sons, the future Emperor Kōrei and Ōkibi no Morosumi.2 She was[...]

Emperor Kōan

Emperor Kōan

Reign: 392-291BC Born: 427/428BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kōshō (father) Yosotarashi Hime (mother) Oshihime (wife) Ōkibi no Morosumi (son) Emperor Kōrei (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (brother) Burial place: misasagi at Tamade Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōshō  * Successor Emperor Kōrei Emperor Kōan Emperor Kōan (孝安 天皇) was the 6th Emperor of[...]

Yosotarashi Hime

Yosotarashi Hime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Kōshō (husband) Emperor Kōan (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (son) Amenooshio (father) Okitsuyoso (brother) Birth: – Death: – Yosotarashi Hime Yosotarashi Hime (世襲足媛) was the wife of Emperor Kōshō and together the two of them had two sons; Emperor Kōan and Ameoshitarashihiko.12 She is said to have[...]

Ameoshitarashihiko

Ameoshitarashihiko

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Kōshō (father) Yosotarashi hime (mother) Emperor Kōan (brother) Oshihime (daughter) Birth: – Death: – Ameoshitarashihiko Ameoshitarashihiko was the son of Emperor Kōshō and Yosotarashi hime.12 He is also known by the name of Ametarashihiko Kunioshihito (天足彦国押人命).3 He is said to have been the[...]

Emperor Kōshō

Emperor Kōshō

Reign: 475-393BC Born: 507/508BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Itoku (father) Amatoyotsuhime (mother) Yosotarashi hime (wife) Emperor Kōan (son) Ameoshitarashihiko (son) Takeshihiko (brother) Burial place: misasagi on Hakatayama in Waki no Kami Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Itoku  * Successor Emperor Kōan Emperor Kōshō Emperor Kōshō (孝昭 天皇) was the fifth[...]

Hibasuhime

Hibasuhime

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Empress Family: Emperor Suinin (husband) Inishikinoiribiko (son) Emperor Keikō (son) Ohonakatsuhiko (son) Yamatohime (daughter) Wakakiiribiko (son) Tanika no hiko Tatatsumichinoushi (father) Taniha no Kahakami no Masu no Iratsume (mother) Mikadawake (brother) Matonuhime (sister) Otohime (sister) Nubatanoiribika (sister) Azaminoiribime (sister) Takanohime (sister) Utakorihime (sister) Yehime (sister) Birth: –[...]

Empress Shōtoku

Empress Shōtoku

Empress Shōtoku This is a redirect page for the Empress Shōtoku. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Empress Kōmyō

Empress Kōmyō

Empress Kōmyō This is a redirect page for Empress Kōmyō. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the coming[...]

Prince Obito

Prince Obito

Prince Obito This is a redirect page for the Prince Obito. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Princess Abe

Princess Abe

Princess Abe This is a redirect page for the Princess Abe. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Princess Uno

Princess Uno

Princess Uno This is a redirect page for the Princess Uno. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Emperor Junnin

Emperor Junnin

Reign: 758-764AD Period: Nara Period Family: Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Empress Kōken * Successor Empress Shōtoku Emperor Junnin Emperor Junnin (淳仁天皇) was the 47th Emperor of Japan, nominated for the crown by Fujiwara no Nakamarō due to his blood ties to the Emperor, Nakamarō also forced the Crown[...]

Empress Kōken

Empress Kōken

Reign: 749-758AD, 764-770AD Period: Nara Period Family: Fujiwara no Asukabehime (mother) Emperor Shōmu (father) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: 1st Reign: Predecessor Emperor Shōmu * Successor Emperor Junnin 2nd Reign: Predecessor Emperor Junnin * Successor Emperor Kōnin Empress Kōken Empress Kōken  (孝謙天皇) was the 46th Emperor of Japan, reigning from 749-758AD, returning[...]

Fujiwara no Asukabehime

Fujiwara no Asukabehime

Period: Nara Period Occupation: Prince Family: Fujiwara no Fubito (father) Empress Kōken (daughter) Emperor Shōmu (husband) Fujiwara no Miyako (sister) Fujiwara no Fusasaki (brother) Fujiwara no Umakai (brother) Fujiwara no Maro (brother) Fujiwara no Muchimaro (brother) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Asukabehime Fujiwara no Asukabehime (藤原 安宿媛), later known as Empress[...]

Emperor Shōmu

Emperor Shōmu

Reign: 724-749AD Period: Nara Period Family: Emperor Monmu (father) Fujiwara no Miyako (mother) Fujiwara no Asukabehime (wife) Empress Kōken (daughter) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Empress Genshō * Successor Empress Kōken Emperor Shōmu Emperor Shōmu (聖武天皇) was the 45th Emperor of Japan. He was the son of Emperor Monmu and Fujiwara no[...]

Prince Ōtsu

Prince Ōtsu

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Tenmu (father) Birth: – Death:- Prince Ōtsu Prince Ōtsu (大津皇子) was a Prince. He was disposed of by Empress Jitō as she considered him an obstacle in the ascension of her son Prince Kusakabe.1 Footnotes 1. Tsurumi, P. (1981) “Early Female Emperors” Historical[...]

Fujiwara no Miyako

Fujiwara no Miyako

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: – Family: Fujiwara no Fubito (father) Fujiwara no Asukabehime (sister) Fujiwara no Fusasaki (brother) Fujiwara no Muchimaro (brother) Fujiwara no Umakai (brother) Fujiwara no Maro (brother) Birth: – Death:- Fujiwara no Miyako Fujiwara no Miyako  (藤原宮子) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan and daughter of Fujiwara[...]

Empress Genmei

Empress Genmei

Reign: 707-715AD Born: 661AD Died: 721AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Monmu (son) Prince Kusakabe (husband) Empress Jitō (half-sister) Emperor Tenji (father) Empress Genshō (daughter) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Monmu * Successor Empress Genshō Empress Genmei Empress Genmei (元明 天皇) was the 43rd Emperor of Japan. Known before her ascension to the throne as Princess Abe.1[...]

Emperor Monmu

Emperor Monmu

Reign: 697-707AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Prince Kusakabe (father) Empress Genmei (mother) Empress Jitō (grandmother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Empress Jitō * Successor Empress Genmei Emperor Monmu Emperor Monmu (文武天皇) was the 42nd Emperor of Japan. He was the son of Prince Kusakabe and Empress Genmei, and he was father[...]

Empress Jitō

Empress Jitō

Reign: 690-697AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Tenmu (husband) Prince Kusakabe (son) Empress Genmei (half-sister) Emperor Monmu (grand-son) Emperor Tenji (father) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Tenmu * Successor Emperor Monmu Empress Jitō Empress Jitō (持統天皇) was the 41st Emperor of Japan, living from 645-702, and ruling[...]

Emperor Shirakawa

Emperor Shirakawa

Reign: 1073-1087AD Period: Heian Period Family: Fujiwara no Kenshi (wife) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Go-Sanjō * Successor Emperor Horikawa Emperor Shirakawa Emperor Shirakawa (白河天皇) was the 72nd Emperor of Japan. Family He was married to the daughter of Morozane, Fujiwara no Kenshi.3 Childhood His wet nurse,[...]

Emperor Tenmu

Emperor Tenmu

Reign: 673-686AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Empress Kōgyoku (mother) Empress Jitō (wife) Emperor Tenji (brother) Prince Kusakabe (son) Emperor Kōbun (nephew) Prince Ōtsu (son) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kōbun * Successor Empress Jitō Emperor Tenmu Emperor Tenmu (天武天皇) (Prince Oama7) was the 40th Emperor of Japan reigning[...]

Emperor Kōbun

Emperor Kōbun

Reign: 672AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Tenji (father) Emperor Tenmu (uncle) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Tenji * Successor Emperor Tenmu Emperor Kōbun Emperor Kōbun (弘文天皇) (Prince Otomo2) was the 39th Emperor of Japan who ruled in 672AD. His father was the Emperor Tenji and was[...]

Prince Naka

Prince Naka

Prince Naka This is a redirect page for the Prince Naka. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Emperor Tenji

Emperor Tenji

Reign: 661-672AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Kōgyoku (mother) Emperor Kōtoku (uncle) Emperor Kōbun (son) Empress Jitō (daughter) Emperor Tenmu (brother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Saimei * Successor Emperor Kōbun Emperor Tenji Emperor Tenji (天智天皇) was the thirty-eighth Emperor of Japan, living from 626-672AD, and ruling[...]

Prince Karu

Prince Karu

Prince Karu This is a redirect page for the Prince Karu. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Emperor Kōtoku

Emperor Kōtoku

Reign: 645-654AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Kogyoku (sister) Prince Naka (nephew) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Empress Kogyoku * Successor Empress Saimei Emperor Kōtoku Emperor Kōtoku (孝徳天皇) was the 36th Emperor of Japan, reigning from 645-654AD.1 His name prior to ascension was Karu.2 Reign Kōtoku came to[...]

Empress Saimei

Empress Saimei

Empress Saimei This is a redirect page for the Empress Saimei. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Empress Kōgyoku

Empress Kōgyoku

Reign: 642-645 (Kōgyoku) 655-661 (Saimei) Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Jomei (husband) Prince Naka (son) Emperor Kotoku (brother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: 1st Reign Predecessor Emperor Jomei * Successor Emperor Kōtoku 2nd Reign Predecessor Emperor Kōtoku * Sucessor Emperor Tenji Empress Kōgyoku Empress Kōgyoku (皇極天皇) was the thirty-fifth[...]

Emperor Jomei

Emperor Jomei

Reign: 629-641AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Bidatsu (grand-father) Empress Kōgyoku (wife) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Empress Suiko * Successor Empress Kōgyoku Emperor Jomei Emperor Jomei (舒明天皇) was the thirty-fourth Emperor of Japan. He was the grandson of the Emperor Bidatsu1 and husband of Empress Kōgyoku.12 This[...]

Empress Suiko

Empress Suiko

Reign: 593-628AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Bidatsu (husband) Emperor Kinmei (father) Emperor Yōmei (brother) Soga no Umako (uncle) Shōtoku Taisha (nephew) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Sushun * Successor Emperor Jomei Empress Suiko Empress Suiko (推古天皇) was the thirty-third Emperor of Japan1, younger sister to Emperor[...]

Emperor Sushun

Emperor Sushun

Reign: 587-592AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Soga no Umako (uncle) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Yomei * Successor Emperor Suiko Emperor Sushun Emperor Sushun (崇峻天皇) was the thirty-second Emperor of Japan. He was placed on the throne by Soga no Umako after winning a skirmish against Mononobe[...]

Prince Umayado

Prince Umayado

Prince Umayado This is a redirect page for the Prince Umayado. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Shōtoku Taisha

Shōtoku Taisha

Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Yōmei (father) Empress Suiko (aunt) Occupation: Prince, sesshō Shōtoku Taisha Shōtoku Taisha (聖徳太子) also known as Prince Umayado was the son of Emperor Yomei nephew of Empress Suiko. He is said to have been able to speak at birth and was an accomplished scholar, able[...]

Emperor Yōmei

Emperor Yōmei

Reign: 585-587AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Kinmei (father) Empress Suiko (sister) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Bidatsu * Successor Emperor Sushun Emperor Yōmei Emperor Yōmei (用明天皇) was the thirty-first Emperor of Japan. He is known to have been the son of Emperor Kinmei and father to[...]

Emperor Bidatsu

Emperor Bidatsu

Reign: 572-585AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Kinmei (father) Empress Suiko (wife) Emperor Yōmei (half-brother) Emperor Jomei (grand-son) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kinmei * Successor Emperor Yōmei Emperor Bidatsu Emperor Bidatsu (敏達天皇) was the thirtieth Emperor of Japan. During his reign there were several court power[...]

Emperor Kinmei

Emperor Kinmei

Reign: 539-571AD Period: Asuka Period Family: Emperor Keitai (father) Emperor Senka (brother) Emperor Bidatsu (son) Emperor Yomei (son) Empress Suiko (daughter) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Senka * Successor Emperor Bidatsu Emperor Kinmei Emperor Kinmei (欽明天皇) is the twenty-ninth Emperor of Japan. His brother was the Emperor[...]

Emperor Senka

Emperor Senka

Reign: 536-539AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Keitai (father) Emperor Ankan (brother) Emperor Kinmei (brother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Ankan * Successor Emperor Kinmei Emperor Senka Emperor Senka (宣化天皇) was the twenty-eighth Emperor of Japan. Prior to his reign the Emperor both ruled as well as[...]

Emperor Ankan

Emperor Ankan

Reign: 531-536AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Keitai (father) Emperor Senka (brother) Emperor Kinmei (brother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Keitai * Successor Emperor Senka Emperor Ankan Emperor Ankan (安閑天皇) was the twenty-seventh Emperor of Japan and may have been born when his father was only 13[...]

Emperor Keitai

Emperor Keitai

Reign: 507-531AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Ankan (son) Emperor Senka (son) Emperor Kinmei (son) Emperor Ojin (ancestor) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Buretsu * Successor Emperor Ankan Emperor Keitai Emperor Keitai (継体天皇) was the twenty-sixth Emperor of Japan. If the records are true he had his[...]

Emperor Buretsu

Emperor Buretsu

Reign: 498-507AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Ninken * Successor Emperor Keitai Emperor Buretsu Emperor Buretsu (武烈天皇) was the twenty-fifth Emperor of Japan. During his reign he became well versed in law and enjoyed physical punishment known to have: Ripped up the belly[...]

Prince Kusakabe

Prince Kusakabe

Period: Asuka Period Occupation: Prince Family: Empress Jito (Mother), Emperor Tenmu (father) Emperor Monmu (son) Princess Abe (wife) Born: 661AD Died: 689AD Prince Kusakabe Prince Kusakabe (草壁皇子) was the son of Empress Jitō and Emperor Tenmu, and father to the later Emperor Monmu. His wife was Princess Abe. He was[...]

Prince Toneri

Prince Toneri

Period: Nara Period Family: Emperor Tenmu (father) Kiyohara no Fukayabu (descendant) Occupation: Prince Prince Toneri Prince Toneri (舎人親王) oversaw the creation of the Nihongi reputedly laying it before Empress Genshō alongside Ō no Yasumaro in 720AD.1 He is the ancestor of Kiyohara no Fukayabu.2 Footnotes 1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi[...]

Jingu Kogo

Jingu Kogo

Jingu Kogo This is a redirect page for the Jingu Kogo. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Emperor Ninken

Emperor Ninken

Reign: 488-498AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Richu (grandfather) Emperor Kenzo (brother) Oshinumi (sister) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kenzo * Successor Emperor Buretsu Emperor Ninken Emperor Ninken (仁賢天皇) was the twenty-fourth Emperor of Japan. After the death of Emperor Seinei, there was a succession crisis due[...]

Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao

Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao

Period: Kofun Period Occupation: Regent Family: Emperor Richu (grandfather) Emperor Kenzo (brother) Emperor Ninken (brother) Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao Oshinumi-no-iitoyo-no-ao is known to have been a granddaughter of the Emperor Richu. After the death of the previous Emperor Seinei, there was a succession crisis due to the lack of heirs. Two grandsons of[...]

Emperor Kenzō

Emperor Kenzō

Reign: 485-488AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Richu (grandfather) Emperor Ninken (brother) Oshinumi (sister) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Seinei * Successor Emperor Ninken Emperor Kenzō Emperor Kenzō (顕宗天皇) was the twenty-third Emperor of Japan. After the death of Emperor Seinei, there was a succession crisis due[...]

Emperor Seinei

Emperor Seinei

Reign: 479-485AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Yuryaku (father) Emperor Anko (uncle) Prince Mayowa (nephew) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Yuryaku * Successor Emperor Kenzo Emperor Seinei Emperor Seinei (清寧天皇) is the twenty-second Emperor of Japan. His hair was apparently white from birth and he had a[...]

Emperor Yūryaku

Emperor Yūryaku

Reign: 456-479AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Anko (brother) Emperor Seinei (son) Prince Mayowa (nephew) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Anko * Successor Emperor Seinei Emperor Yūryaku Emperor Yūryaku (雄略天皇) is the twenty-first Emperor of Japan. He is recorded by his court chroniclers to have been a[...]

Prince Mayowa

Prince Mayowa

Period: Kofun Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Anko (uncle) Emperor Seinei (uncle) Prince Mayowa Prince Mayowa was the nephew of Emperor Anko. He killed his uncle during one of his drunken stupors when he decapitated him.1 Footnotes 1. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.[...]

Emperor Ankō

Emperor Ankō

Reign: 453-456AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Yuryaku (brother) Prince Mayowa (nephew) Emperor Seinei (nephew) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Ingyo * Successor Emperor Yuryaku Emperor Ankō Emperor Ankō (安康天皇) was the twentieth Emperor of Japan. This Emperor killed his brother (the apparent heir) to take the[...]

Emperor Ingyō

Emperor Ingyō

Reign: 412-453AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Hanzei (father) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Hanzei * Successor Emperor Anko Emperor Ingyō Emperor Ingyō (允恭天皇) was the nineteenth Emperor of Japan, and supposedly a centenarian when he died. He is noted to have been disabled, with paralysed legs,[...]

Emperor Hanzei

Emperor Hanzei

Reign: 406-412AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Richu (brother) Emperor Ingyo (son) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Richu * Successor Emperor Ingyo Emperor Hanzei Emperor Hanzei (反正天皇) was the eighteenth Emperor of Japan. He is reputed to have been over 9 feet tall and had enormous teeth all[...]

Emperor Richū

Emperor Richū

Reign: 400-406AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Emperor Hanzei (brother) Emperor Kenzo (grand-son) Emperor Ninken (grandson) Oshinumi (granddaughter) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Nintoku  * Successor Emperor Hanzei Emperor Richū Emperor Richū (履中天皇) is the seventeenth Emperor of Japan, claiming the throne after a dispute with a rival[...]

Emperor Nintoku

Emperor Nintoku

Reign: 313-400AD Period: Kofun Period Family: – Burial Place: Kofun in Osaka Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Ojin * Successor Emperor Richu Emperor Nintoku Emperor Nintoku (仁徳天皇) is said to have come to the throne after a succession dispute. He is the sixteenth Emperor of Japan. It is believed that[...]

Emperor Ōjin

Emperor Ōjin

Reign: 270-313AD Period: Kofun Period Family: Empress Jingu (mother) Emperor Keitai (descendant) Burial Place:- Order of Succession: Predecessor Empress Jingu * Successor Emperor Nintoku Emperor Ōjin Emperor Ōjin (応神天皇) was the fifteenth Emperor of Japan. He was the son of Empress Jingu, who perhaps ruled on his behalf whilst he[...]

Miyazu Hime

Miyazu Hime

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Princess Family: Yamato Takeru (husband) Miyazu Hime Miyazu Hime was a Princess living in the land of Owari. Yamato Takeru visits her before going to subdue the Emishi promising to marry her upon his return. When he returns, they do marry. Yamato then leaving for one[...]

Emperors of Japan

Emperors of Japan

Emperors of Japan Here follows a list of all Emperors (天皇) of Japan on our website so far. Legendary Emperors Kofun Period Asuka Period[...]

Empress Jingu

Empress Jingu

Reign: c.201-269AD Period: Legendery Period Family: Okinaga no sukune (father) Kadzuraki no Takanukahime (mother) Emperor Chuai (husband) Emperor Ojin (son) Soratsuhime (sister) Okinagahiko (brother) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Chuai * Successor Emperor Ojin Empress Jingu Empress Jingu (神功天皇) also known as Jingu Kogo (神功皇后)1 and Okinagatarashihime[...]

Emperor Chūai

Emperor Chūai

Reign: 192-270AD Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Seimu (uncle) Empress Jingu (wife) Burial Place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Seimu * Successor Empress Jingu Emperor Chūai Emperor Chūai (仲哀天皇) was the fourteenth Emperor of Japan. He was made crown prince by Emperor Seimu in the Spring of the 48th[...]

Takeuchi no Sukune

Takeuchi no Sukune

Period: Legendary Period Occupation: Prince / Ōomi Family: Hikofutooshimakoto (father/grandfather) Yamashitakage (mother) Hatanoyashiro (son) Kosenookara (son) Soga no Ishikawa (son) Hegurinotsuki (son) Kinotsunu (son) Mato of Kume (daughter) Princess Nunoiro (daughter) Kadzurakinonagayenosotsubiko (son) Wakugo (son) Birth: – Death: – Takeuchi no Sukune Takeuchi no Sukune (武内宿禰) was the son of Yamashitakage and Hikofutooshimakoto[...]

Emperor Seimu

Emperor Seimu

Reign: 131-190AD Born: Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Keikō (father) Yasakairihime (mother) Ohotakara no iratsume (wife)  Wakanuke (son) Yamato Dake (brother) Emperor Chuai (nephew) Burial Place: misasagi in Tatanami near Saki. Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Keikō * Successor Emperor Chuai Emperor Seimu Emperor Seimu (成務 天皇) was the thirteenth Emperor[...]

Yamato Dake

Yamato Dake

Yamato Dake This is a redirect page for the Yamato Dake. We are a wiki as well as a Blog and podcast site which is constantly and steadily growing. Bringing to you all aspects of Japanese history. It is going to be a project which will expand continuously over the[...]

Yamato Takeru

Yamato Takeru

Period: Legendery Period Occupation: Prince Family: Emperor Keikō (father), Emperor Seimu (brother), Yamato Hime (aunt), Miyazu Hime (wife) Futajirihime (wife) Yamato Takeru Yamato Takeru (小碓命, Prince Ōsu) (The Brave of Yamato) is known to have been the second son of Emperor Keikō, said at the age of 16 to have[...]

Emperor Keikō

Emperor Keikō

Reign: 71-130AD Period: Legendary Period Family: Emperor Suinin (father) Hibasuhime (mother) Yasakairihime (wife) Emperor Seimu (son) many children see below Burial place: – Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Suinin * Successor Emperor Seimu Emperor Keikō Emperor Keikō (景行天皇) was the twelfth Emperor of Japan also known as Ōtarashihiko Oshirowake no Mikoto[...]

Emperor Suinin

Emperor Suinin

Reign: 29BC-70AD Born: Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Sujin (father) Mimakihime (mother) many wives and children, see below. Burial place: misasagi in Fushimi, Sugahara Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Sujin * Successor Emperor Keikō Emperor Suinin Emperor Suinin (垂仁天皇) was the eleventh Emperor of Japan also known as Ikumeiribikoisachi (活目入彦五十狭茅天皇)123. He ruled from[...]

Emperor Sujin

Emperor Sujin

Reign: 97-30BC Born: 148BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Kaika (father) Ikagashikome (mother) Many wives and children see below. Burial place: misasagi in Isonokami Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kaika * Successor Emperor Suinin Emperor Sujin Emperor Sujin (崇神 天皇) was the 10th Emperor of Japan also known as Mimakiiribikoiniye (御眞木入日子印恵命)1[...]

Emperor Suizei

Emperor Suizei

Reign: 581-549BC Born: 633/632BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Jimmu (father) Himetatara Isuzuhime (mother) Isuzuyorihime (wife) Emperor Annei (son) Kamiyawimimi (brother) Tagishimimi (half-brother) Burial place: Tsukidaoka Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Jimmu  * Successor Emperor Annei Emperor Suizei Emperor Suizei (綏靖 天皇) was the second Emperor of Japan and is[...]

Emperor Jimmu

Emperor Jimmu

Reign: 660-584BC Period: Legendery Period Family: Emperor Suizei (son) Burial Place: Near Mount Unebi. Order of Succession: Predecessor N/A  * Successor Emperor Suizei Emperor Jimmu Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇) was the first legendary Emperor of Japan, dated in the Nihongi to have begun his rule on 11th February 660BC in Kashihara,[...]