|Emperor of Japan|
Kataoka no Iwatsuki no oka no kita no misasagi (Nara)
Emperor Buretsu (武烈天皇, Buretsu-tennō) was the 25th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Buretsu to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Buretsu-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.
Traditional history[change | change source]
Events of Buretsu's life[change | change source]
As emperor, Buretsu is described as wicked in the Nihonshoki, but this assessment is not mirrored in the text of the Kojiki.
After his death[change | change source]
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). Buretsu is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
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References[change | change source]
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 武烈天皇 (24); retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 31; Varley, Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 117-118; 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 2011-10-18.
- 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. 393-407.
- Titsingh, pp. 34-36; Brown, pp. 261-262; Varley, pp. 123-124.
- Aston (1998), pp. 146-147.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 128.
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