Post Tagged with: "Emperor Shōmu"

by / on May 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 756 -Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan.

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 […]

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by / on April 30, 2011 at 9:22 PM / in Cherry Blossoms, Matsuri-Festival, Nara WH, Todaiji Temple

Tōdai-ji or the “Eastern Great Temple” in Nara.

Floods of people pass through the entrance to of Tōdai-ji everyday, all there to enjoy the amazing sights of . The entrance path is lined with several colorful souvenir shops and is the pit stop for rickshaw carts. You can usually see deer wandering the streets freely, so make sure that all pamphlets and anything made of paper is hidden securely away […]

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