Emperor Kōmei

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Emperor Kōmei
孝明天皇
The Emperor Komei.jpg
Emperor of Japan
Reign10 March 1846 – 30 January 1867
Enthronement31 October 1847
PredecessorNinkō
SuccessorMeiji
Shōguns
BornOsahito (統仁)
(1831-07-22)22 July 1831
Kyoto, Japan
Died30 January 1867(1867-01-30) (aged 35)
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Japan
Burial
Nochi no tsuki no wa no misasagi (後月輪東山陵), Kyoto
SpouseAsako Kujō
Issue
  • Prince Myōkōgein
  • Imperial Princess Junko
  • Emperor Meiji
  • Princess Fuki
  • Princess Suma
  • Princess Rie
Posthumous name
Chinese-style shigō:
Emperor Kōmei (孝明天皇)
HouseImperial House of Japan
FatherEmperor Ninkō
MotherFujiwara no Tsuneko
ReligionShinto
SignatureKoumeiShinsho.svg

Emperor Kōmei (22 July 1831 – 30 January 1867) was the 121st emperor and head of state of Japan from 1846 until his sudden death in 1867. He was succeeded by his son Emperor Meiji who regained the power that had long been held by the Tokugawa shogunate, which began to crumble during the Komei reign.