Emperor Shōmu was the 45th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Before his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, his personal name (imina) is not clearly known, but he was known as Oshi-hiraki Toyosakura-hiko-no-mikoto. Shōmu was the son of Emperor Mommu and Fujiwara no Miyako, a daughter of Fujiwara no Fuhito. Shōmu had four Empresses and six […]Read more ›
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Emperor Go-Murakami (1328 – March 29, 1368) was the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and a member of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period of rival courts. He reigned from September 18, 1339 until March 29, 1368 (Shōhei 23, 11th day of the 3rd month). His personal name was Noriyoshi. He reigned from […]Read more ›
Emperor Ninkō (March 16, 1800 – February 21, 1846) was the 120th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Following the abdication of his father, Emperor Ninkō ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 31 October 1817. His reign coincided with what is referred to as “the late Tokugawa Shogunate” period and in particular the beginnings of the […]Read more ›