|Emperor of Japan|
Sugawara no Fushimi no higashi no misasagi (Nara)
Emperor Suinin (垂仁天皇 Suinin-tennō) was the 11th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Suinin to be a legendary person; and the name Suinin-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 Suinin's life[change | change source]
One of Suinin's daughters was Yamatohime-no-mikoto. She established a site for ceremonies honouring the Shinto sun goddess (Amaterasu Omikami). In the region of Ise, she founded the Ise Shrine. She became the first Saiō at Ise.
The records of Asama Shrine at the base of Mount Fuji describe events in this time frame. The earliest Shinto ceremonies in honour of Konohanasakuya-hime were in the 3rd year of the reign of Emperor Suinin (垂仁天皇3年).
After his death[change | change source]
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References[change | change source]
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 孝安天皇 (11); retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 9-10; Brown, Delmer M. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 253-254 ; Varley, Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 95-96; Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Traditional order of Tennō" in Japan encyclopedia, pp. 962-963.
- Kelly, Charles F. "Kofun Culture," Japanese Archaeology. April 27, 2009; retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 30.
- Aston, William George. (1896). Nihongi, pp. 109.
- Brown, p. 253.
- Titsingh, pp. 34-36; Brown, pp. 261-262; Varley, pp. 123-124.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Imperial House, p. 32.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1962). Studies in Shinto and Shrines, p.458.
- Aston, William. (1998). Nihongi, Vol. 1, pp. 167-187.
- Aston, pp. 147-148.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Emperor Suinin at Wikimedia Commons
| Legendary Emperor of Japan
29 BC - 70 AD