|Emperor of Japan|
|Buried||Hanyū no Sakamoto no misasagi (Osaka)|
Emperor Ninken (仁賢天皇 Ninken-tennō) 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 posthumously by later generations.
No certain dates can be assigned to this emperor's life or reign. The conventionally accepted names and sequence of the early emperors were not to be confirmed as "traditional" until the reign of Emperor Kammu, who was the 50th monarch of the Yamato dynasty.
Events of Ninken's life[change]
After his death[change]
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). Ninken is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 仁賢天皇 (24); retrieved 2011-10-17.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 30; Varley, Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 117; Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2002). "Traditional order of Tennō" in Japan encyclopedia, pp. 962-963.
- Kelly, Charles F. "Kofun Culture," Japanese Archaeology. April 27, 2009; retrieved 2011-10-17.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 30.
- Aston, William George. (1896). Nihongi, pp. 109.
- Aston, William. (1998). Nihongi, Vol. 1, pp. 373-377.
- Titsingh, pp. 34-36; Brown, pp. 261-262; Varley, pp. 123-124.
- Aston (1998), pp. 146-147.
|Legendary Emperor of Japan