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Emperor Kōtoku

Emperor Kotoku was the 36th emperor of Japan according to the traditional counting. He was also called "Taika," for "Great Change." He ruled from 645-654. He made the Taika Reforms, which changed parts of Tang dynasty ways of thinking about polit ...

                                               

Emperor Fushimi

For the 124th emperor also known as Hirohito, see Hirohito Emperor Fushimi was the 92nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 1287 and ended in 1298.

                                               

Emperor Go-Daigo

Emperor Go-Daigo or Go-daigo Tennō was the emperor of Japan from 1318 to 1339. He was the 96th emperor of Japan. When he lived, the shoguns had a lot of power in Japan. Emperor Go-Diago tried to take power from them so he could rule Japan. When G ...

                                               

Emperor Go-Murakami

Emperor Go-Murakami was the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in September 1339 and ended on 29 March 1368. This 14th century sovereign was named after the 10th century Emperor Murakami and ...

                                               

Emperor Go-Sanjō

Emperor Go-Sanjō was the 71st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 1068 and ended in 1073. This 11th century sovereign was named after Emperor Sanjō and go- 後, translates literally as "later." ...

                                               

Emperor Go-Toba

Emperor Go-Toba was the 82nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 1183 and ended in 1198. This 12th century sovereign was named after Emperor Toba and go- 後 means "later". He is sometimes calle ...

                                               

Emperor Hanzei

Emperor Hanzei was the 18th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Hanzei to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Hanzei -tennō was created for him posthu ...

                                               

Emperor Heizei

Emperor Heizei, also known as Heijō-tennō. was the 51st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Heizeis reign started in 806 and ended in 809.

                                               

Emperor Ingyō

Emperor Ingyō was the 19th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Ingyō to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Ingyō -tennō was created for him posthumou ...

                                               

Emperor Itoku

Emperor Itoku was the 4th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Itoku to be a legendary person, and the name Itoku -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain ...

                                               

Empress Jingū

Empress Jingū, also known as Empress-consort Jingū was a legendary empress of Japan. Although her name was once included in the traditional order of succession, she is now considered as a regent. Historians consider details about the life of Empr ...

                                               

Empress Jitō

Empress Jitō was the 41st Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Jitōs reign started in 686 and ended in 697. Historians consider details about the life of Empress Jitō to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name ...

                                               

Emperor Jomei

Emperor Jomei was the 34th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 629 and ended in 641. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Jomei to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name ...

                                               

Emperor Junna

Emperor Junna was the 53rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 823 and ended in 833.

                                               

Emperor Junnin

Emperor Junnin was the 47th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 758 and ended in 764.

                                               

Emperor Kaika

Emperor Kaika is the 9th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Kaika to be a legendary person; and the name Kaika -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain d ...

                                               

Emperor Kameyama

Emperor Kameyama, was the 90th emperor of Japan, in the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 1259 and ended in 1274.

                                               

Emperor Kanmu

Emperor Kanmu, also written as Kammu, was the 50th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 781 and ended in 806. Kanmu was the first monarch of the Heian period of the history of Japan.

                                               

Emperor Keikō

Emperor Keikō was the 12th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Keikō to be a legendary person; and the name Keikō -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain ...

                                               

Emperor Keitai

Keitai, also known as Keitai okimi, was the 26th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Keitai to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Keitai -tennō was c ...

                                               

Emperor Kinmei

Emperor Kinmei, also written as Kimmei, was the 29th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 540 and ended in 571. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Kinmei to be possibly legend ...

                                               

Emperor Kenzō

Kenzō was the 23rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Kenzō to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Kenzō -tennō was created for him posthumously by l ...

                                               

Emperor Kōan

Emperor Kōan was the 6th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Kōan to be a legendary person; and the name Kōan -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain dat ...

                                               

Emperor Kōgen

Emperor Kōgen was the 8th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Kōgen to be a legendary person; and the name Kōgen -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain ...

                                               

Emperor Kōnin

Emperor Kōnin was the 49th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Kōnins reign started in 770 and ended in 781.

                                               

Emperor Kōrei

Emperor Kōrei was the 7th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Kōrei to be a legendary person; and the name Kōrei -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain ...

                                               

Emperor Kōshō

Emperor Kōshō was the 5th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Kōshō to be a legendary person, and the name Kōshō -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain ...

                                               

Emperor Montoku

Emperor Montoku was the 55th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 850 and ended in 858.

                                               

Emperor Ninken

Emperor Ninken was the 24th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Ninken to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Ninken -tennō was created for him posthu ...

                                               

Emperor Ninmyō

Emperor Ninmyō was the 54th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 833 and ended in 850.

                                               

Emperor Nintoku

Emperor Nintoku was the 16th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Nintoku to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Nintoku -tennō was created for him pos ...

                                               

Emperor Richū

Emperor Richū was the 17th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Richū to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Richū -tennō was created for him posthumou ...

                                               

Emperor Saga

Emperor Saga was the 52nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Sagas reign started in 809 and ended in 823.

                                               

Emperor Seimu

Emperor Seimu was the 13th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Seimu to be a legendary person, and the name Seimu -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain ...

                                               

Emperor Seinei

Emperor Seinei was the 22nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Seinei to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Seinei -tennō was created for him posthu ...

                                               

Emperor Seiwa

Emperor Seiwa was the 56th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Seiwas reign started in 858 and ended in 876.

                                               

Emperor Senka

Emperor Senka was the 28th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Senka to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Senka -tennō was created for him posthumou ...

                                               

Empress Suiko

Empress Suiko was the 33rd Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Her reign started in 593 and ended in 628. Historians consider details about the life of Empress Suiko to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name ...

                                               

Emperor Suinin

Emperor Suinin was the 11th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Suinin to be a legendary person; and the name Suinin -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No cert ...

                                               

Emperor Suizei

Emperor Suizei was the 2nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Suizei to be a legendary person, and the name Suizei -tennō was created for him after his death by later generations. No ce ...

                                               

Emperor Sujin

Emperor Sujin was the 10th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Sujin to be a legendary person; and the name Sujin -tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain ...

                                               

Emperor Sushun

Emperor Sushun was the 32nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 587 and ended in 592. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Sushun to be possibly legendary, but probable. The na ...

                                               

Sutoku

Sutoku was the 75th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He is also called Sanuki-Inn,because he lived in Sanuki in the later part of his life. Although, officially, he was a child of Toba-Tennno, actually it is sai ...

                                               

Emperor Tenji

Emperor Tenji, also known as Emperor Tenchi, was the 38th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 661 and ended in 671.

                                               

Emperor Yōmei

Emperor Yōmei was the 31st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. The years of the reign of Yōmei start in 585 and end in 587. The names and sequence of the early emperors were not confirmed as "traditional" until the ...

                                               

Emperor Yōzei

Emperor Yōzei was the 57th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 876 and ended in 884.

                                               

Emperor Yūryaku

Emperor Yūryaku was the 21st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Yūryaku to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Yūryaku -tennō was created for him post ...

                                               

Provinces of Japan

The provinces of Japan were historical subdivisions of the island country. They developed and changed from the 7th century until the Meiji Period. In the 1870s, the provincial system was replaced by a new system of prefectures.

                                               

Awa Province (Chiba)

Awa Province was an old province of Japan in the area of Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is also known as Bōshū or Anshū. The province was on the tip of the Boso Peninsula 房総半島.

                                               

Awaji Province

Awaji Province was a Japanese island province in the Seto Inland Sea near Hyōgo Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It was sometimes called Tanshu. Awaji Island is between Honshū and the island of Shikoku. Awaji means literally "Road to Awa". It ...