Emperor Meiji facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Reign||3 February 1867–30 July 1912
( 45 years, 178 days)
|Born||3 November 1852|
|Died||30 July 1912(aged 59)|
|Place of death||Tokyo|
|Buried||Mozu no Mimihara no naka no misasagi (Osaka)|
Events of Meiji's life
Meiji's reign was marked by many changes including the move of the Imperial court from Kyoto to Tokyo.
A timeline of major events includes:
- 1867 (Keiō 3): Kōmei dies and the responsibility of the throne passes to Crown Prince Mutsuhito.
- 1868 (Meiji 1): Official beginning of the emperor's reign and Japanese era name becomes the first year of Meiji.
- 1869 (meiji 2): Marriage to Ichijo Haruko, who becomes Empress Shoken.
- 1879 (meiji 12): Prince Yoshihito (the future Taisho Tenno) is born.
- 1889 (Meiji 22): Meiji Constitution is proclaimed
- 1894 (Meiji 27): Sino-Japanese War
- 1904–1905 (Meiji 37-38):: Russo-Japanese War
- 1912 (Meiji 45): The emperor dies
He died in Toyko. A detailed account of the state funeral in the New York Times concluded with an observation: "The contrast between that which preceded the funeral car and that which followed it was striking indeed. Before it went old Japan; after it came new Japan."
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Images for kids
Teenager Meiji Emperor with foreign representatives at the end of the Boshin War, 1868–1870
Meiji, Emperor of Japan and the Imperial Family (1900). From left to right: Princess Kane, the Crown Princess, Princess Fumi, the Emperor, Princess Yasu, the Empress, the Crown Prince and Princess Tsune.
Sixteen-year-old emperor, traveling from Kyoto to Tokyo at the end of 1868
The Meiji emperor receiving the Order of the Garter from Prince Arthur of Connaught in 1906, as a consequence of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance.
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