|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||29 March 1368 (aged 40)|
Hinoo no Misasagi (Osaka)
Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇, Go-Murakami-tennō) (1328 – 29 March 1368) 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 go- (後), translates literally as "later"; and thus, he is sometimes called the "Later Emperor Murakami". The Japanese word "go" has also been translated to mean the "second one"; and in some older sources, this emperor may be identified as "Murakami, the second", or as "Murakami II".
Traditional narrative[change | change source]
His personal name was Noriyoshi (義良), also known as Yoshiyoshi.
Events of Go-Murakami's life[change | change source]
- 18 September 1339 (Engen 3, 5th day of the 8th month): In the 21st year of Go-Daigo's reign, the emperor abdicated at Yoshino in favor of his son, Prince Noriyoshi. The succession (senso) was received by Noriyoshi.
- 19 September 1339 (Engen 3, 6th day of the 8th month): Go-Daigo died;
- 29 March 1368 (Shōhei 23, 11th day of the 3rd month): Go-Murakami died.
After his death[change | change source]
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the mausoleum (misasagi) of Go-Murakami is in Osaka Prefecture. The emperor is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine in the precincts of Kanshinji temple (観心寺) in Kawachinagano, Osaka.
Eras of Go-Murakami's reign[change | change source]
The years of Go-Murakami's reign are more identified by more than one era name.
- Nanboku-chō southern court
- Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript)
- Nanboku-chō northern court
- Eras as reckoned by pretender Court (as determined by Meiji rescript)
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 後村上天皇 (97)
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 294-308.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 158.
- Titsingh, p. 294.
- Titsingh, p. 295.
- Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 270.
- Titsingh, p. 295; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Titsingh, p. 295.
- Titsingh, p. 308; Ponsonby-Fane, p. 158.
- Ponsonby-Fane, p. 422.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Emperor Go-Murakami at Wikimedia Commons
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