Emperor Toba

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Japanese Emperor Toba

Emperor Toba (鳥羽天皇, Toba-tennō, February 24, 1103 – July 20, 1156) was the 74th emperor of Japan.[1] Toba's reign spanned the years from 1107 through 1123.[2] He became Emperor when he was 5 years old.[1] He abdicated the throne when he was 20 years old.[1] At this time the Emperors of Japan only filled a background role in politics. The elaborate court system was coming to an end as Japan had already turned to feudalism and Militarism.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J. J. Rein, Japan: Travels and Researches (Richmond, Surrey, UK: Curzon Press, 1998), p. 231
  2. Richard Rongstad. "The Emperor System and Japan's Royal Family". Network Answers Japan. Retrieved 23 December 2015.