|Emperor of Japan|
|Born||8 February 785|
|Died||24 August 842 (age 57)|
Saga no yamanoe no misasagi (Kyoto)
Traditional history[change | change source]
He had nine Empresses and consorts; and 47 Imperial sons and daughters.
Events of Saga's life[change | change source]
Before he became the monarch, he was Crown Prince for three years.
- 17 June 809 (Daidō 4, 1st day of the 4th month): In the 4th year of Emperor Heizei's reign, he was very sick and he abdicated. The succession (senso) was received by his younger brother Then the new emperor is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 24 August 842 (Jōwa 9, 15th day of the 7th month): Saga died at the age of 57.
After his death[change | change source]
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the mausoleum (misasagi) of Heizei is near Daikaku-ji in Ukyō-ku, Kyoto. The emperor is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine at this location.
Eras of reign[change | change source]
Legacy[change | change source]
In ancient Japan, there were four noble clans, the Gempeitōkitsu (源平藤橘). One of these clans, the Minamoto clan are also known as Genji (源氏). The Saga Genji (嵯峨源氏) are said to be descended from Emperor Saga.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 嵯峨天皇 (52); retrieved 2011-10-24.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, pp. 63-64.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 97-102; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 280-282; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 151-163.
- Titsingh, p. 97; Brown, p. 280.
- Varley, p. 151.
- Brown, p. 280.
- Brown, p. 281.
- 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.
- Brown, p. 282; Varley, p. 163.
- Titsingh, pp. 97-102.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Emperor Saga at Wikimedia Commons
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