|Emperor of Japan|
|Buried||Kataoka no Iwatsuki no oka no kita no misasagi (Nara)|
Kenzō (顕宗天皇, Kenzō-tennō) was the 23rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Kenzō to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Kenzō-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.
Events of Kenzō's life
After his death
According to the Imperial Household Agency, Kenzō final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). This emperor is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
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