|Emperor of Japan|
Musa no Tsukisaka no e no misasagi (Nara)
Emperor Senka (宣化天皇 Senka-tennō) was the 28th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Senka to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Senka-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]
When Emperor Ankan died childless, the throne passed to his brother Senka.
Events of Senka's life[change | change source]
The reign of Emperor Senka lasted for three years.
After his death[change | change source]
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). Senka 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), 宣化天皇 (28); retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 33-34; Varley, Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 121; 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.
- Titsingh, pp. 34-36; Brown, pp. 261-262; Varley, pp. 123-124.
- Titsingh, p. 33.
- Aston (1998), pp. 146-147.
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