|Emperor of Japan|
Mozu no Mimihara no naka no misasagi (Osaka)
Emperor Nintoku (仁徳天皇, Nintoku-tennō) was the 16th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Nintoku to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Nintoku-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 Nintoku's life[change | change source]
Nintoku's reign is marked by Japan's first large-scale engineering projects.
After his death[change | change source]
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun) at Sakai. Nintoku is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
Related pages[change | change source]
- Emperor of Japan
- List of emperors of Japan
- Japanese imperial family tree
- Nintoku Seamount
- Kofun period
References[change | change source]
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 仁徳天皇 (16); retrieved 2011-10-16.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 22-24; Varley, Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 110-111; Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2002). "Nintoku Tennō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 716.
- Kelly, Charles F. "Kofun Culture," Japanese Archaeology. April 27, 2009; retrieved 2011-10-16.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 30.
- Aston, William George. (1896). Nihongi, pp. 109.
- Titsingh, pp. 34-36; Brown, pp. 261-262; Varley, pp. 123-124.
- Aston, William. (1998). Nihongi, Vol. 1, pp. 254-271.
- Aston (1998), pp. 146-147.
- Parry, Richard Lloyd. "Japan guards the emperors' secrets; Ban on digs in ancient imperial tombs frustrates archaeologists," The Independent (London). 12 November 1995; retrieved 2011-10-16.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Emperor Nintoku at Wikimedia Commons
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