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|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||November 17, 641 (aged 49)|
|Place of death||Kudara no Miya|
|Buried||Osaka no uchi no misasagi (Nara)|
Emperor Jomei (舒明天皇 Jomei-tennō, 593 – 641) was the 34th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 629 and ended in 641. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Jomei to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Jomei-tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations.
Events in Jomei's reign
Suiko did not make it clear who was to succeed her after her death.
- 628: In the 35th year of Empress Suiko's reign, she abdicated her nephew succeeded her. He became known as Emperor Jomei. The succession was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 639: In the 10 year of Jomei, former Empress Suiko died.
Jomei's reign lasted 13 years.
After his death
The actual place of Jomei's grave is known. This emperor is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) at Nara. The Imperial Household Agency designates this location as Jomei's mausoleum. It is formally named Osaka no uchi no misasagi.
Some short poems are believed to have been written by Emperor Jomei. For example,
- Countless are the mountains in Yamato,
- But perfect is the heavenly hill of Kagu;
- When I climb it and survey my realm,
- Over the wide plain the smoke-wreaths rise and rise,
- Over the wide lake the gulls are on the wing;
- A beautiful land it is, the land of Yamato!
- -- Emperor Jomei
|Emperor of Japan
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