|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||587 (aged 69)|
|Buried||Kawachi no Shinaga no hara no misasagi (Osaka)|
The years of the reign of Yōmei start in 585 and end in 587. The names and sequence of the early emperors were not confirmed as "traditional" until the reign of Emperor Kammu, who was the 50th monarch of the Yamato dynasty.
Traditional history[change | change source]
Yōmei had three Empresses and seven Imperial sons and daughters.
Events of Yōmei's life[change | change source]
- 586: In the 14th year of Bidatsu's reign, the emperor died. The succession (senso) received by Bidatsu's younger brother who would become Emperor Yōmei. This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 587, in the 4th month: Yōmei died and his body was placed in a coffin, but not buried. His reign lasted only two years. He died at the age of 69.
- 587, in the 5th month: There was armed conflict over the succession; and forces led by Prince Shōtoku and Soga no Umako overcame the opposition. The throne passed to a younger brother who would become known as Emperor Shushun.
- 587, in the 7th month: The body of former Emperor Yōmei was buried.
After his death[change | change source]
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). Yōmei is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 用明天皇 (31); retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Brown, Delmer. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 263; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 125-126; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 37-38.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Traditional order of Tennō" at pp. 962-963.
- Aston, William George. (1896). Nihongi, p. 109 n1.
- Kelly, Charles F. "Kofun Culture," Japanese Archaeology. April 27, 2009; retrieved 2013-1-31.
- Brown, Gukanshō, p. 263; Varley, p. 125.
- Brown, Gukanshō, p. 263.
- Varley, pp.125-129.
- Brown, p. 263; Varley, p. 44; Titsingh, p. 37.
- Varley, p. 44; compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-12-19.
- Varley, p. 126.
- Brown, pp. 262-263.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Emperor Keitai at Wikimedia Commons
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