|Emperor of Japan|
Tsukida no oka no e no misasagi (Nara)
Emperor Suizei (綏靖天皇 Suizei-tennō) was the 2nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Suizei to be a legendary person, and the name Suizei-tennō was created for him after his death 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]
Suizei is almost certainly a legend. The Kojiki records only his name and genealogy. The Nihonshoki includes Suizei as the earliest or first of "eight undocumented monarchs" (欠史八代, Kesshi-hachidai).
Events of Suizei's life[change | change source]
The absence of information about Suizei does not imply that no such person ever existed. Very little information is available for study prior to the reign of the 29th monarch, Emperor Kimmei (509?-571).
After his death[change | change source]
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References[change | change source]
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 綏靖天皇 (2); retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 3-4; Brown, Delmer. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 250-251; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 88-89; 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 2011-10-19.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 29.
- Aston, William George. (1896). Nihongi, pp. 109.
- Brown, p. 250.
- Aston, pp. 138-141.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1915). The Imperial Family of Japan, p. 2.
- Chamberlain, Basil Hall. (1919). The Kojiki, p. 184.
- Titsingh, pp. 34-36; Brown, pp. 261-262; Varley, pp. 123-124.
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