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by / on March 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1239 -Emperor Go-Toba of Japan.

Emperor Go-Toba (August 6, 1180 – March 28, 1239) was the 82nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1183 through 1198. This 12th century sovereign was named after Emperor Toba and go- (後), translates literally as “later”; and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Toba”. The Japanese word […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 4:19 PM / in Arashiyama, Nison-in

Nison-in or Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji!

Nison-in is a Tendai Buddhist temple complex in Ukyō-ku, a western ward in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The temple’s official name is Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji. The temple is a popular destination during the Japanese maple viewing season (the momiji season). The temple derives its name from the fact that there are two main images here—one statue of the founding […]

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