Emperor Taishō

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Taishō
Emperor of Japan
Emperor Taishō.jpg
Reign 30 July 1912–25 December 1926
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Born 31 August 1879(1879-08-31)
Birthplace Kyoto
Died 25 December 1926(1926-12-25) (aged 47)
Place of death Tokyo
Buried Imperial Mausoleum (多摩御陵 Tama Goryō?)
Predecessor Meiji
Successor Shōwa

Emperor Taishō (大正天皇 Taishō-tennō?, 31 August 1879 – 25 December 1926) was the 123rd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession.[1] His reign started in 30 July 1912 and ended with his death in 1926.[2]

Emperor Taishō (meaning "Great Justice") was the name given to Yoshihito after he died.[3] Emperors of Japan are normally renamed like this, and people start using the new name.

Events of Taishō's life[change | change source]

Taishō's early life was marked by many changes in the role of emperor; and his reign was a period of consolidation.

Timeline[change | change source]

A timeline of major events includes:

  • 1900 (Meiji 33): Prince Yoshihito marries Kujō Sadako, who becomes Empress Teimei.[3]
  • 1901 (Meiji 34): Prince Michinomiya (also named Hirohito) is born.[5]
  • 1921 (Taishō 10): Taishō's son Prince Hirohito became regent.[6]
  • 1926 (Taishō 15): The emperor dies and the responsibility of the throne passes to Crown Prince Hirohito;[5] also, the era name became the first year of Shōwa.[6]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The chrysanthemum symbol of the Japanese emperor and his family.
  1. Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 大正天皇 (123); retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2002). "Traditional order of Tennō" in Japan encyclopedia, pp. 962-963.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nussbaum, "Taishō Tennō" at p. 929.
  4. Nussbaum, "Meiji Tennō" at p. 624.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nussbaum, "Hirohito" at p. 318.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nussbaum, "Shōwa Tennō" at p. 889.
  7. Hammer, Joshua. (2006). Yokohama Burning: the Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II, p. 43-44.

Further reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Taishō Emperor at Wikimedia Commons


Preceded by
Emperor Meiji
Emperor of Japan
Taishō

1912-1926
Succeeded by
Emperor Shōwa