Emperor Ninmyō facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||6 May 850|
|Place of death||Heian-kyō (Kyoto)|
|Buried||Fukakusa no misasagi (Kyoto)|
Before he became the monarch, this prince's personal name (imina) was Masara (正良).
Ninmyō was the second son of Emperor Saga and the Empress Tachibana no Kachiko.
Ninmyō had nine Empresses, Imperial consorts, and concubines (kōi); and he had 24 Imperial sons and daughters.
Events of Ninmyō's life
Ninmyō was Crown Prince for 10 years.
- 6 January 823 (Kōnin 10, 4th month, 19th day): At age 14, Prince Masara is named Junna's heir.
- 22 March 833 (Tenchō 10, 28th day of the 2nd month): In the 10th year of Emperor Junna's reign, the emperor abdicated. The succession (senso) was received by his adopted son. Masara-shinnō was the natural son of Emperor Saga, and therefore would have been Junna's nephew. Soon afterwards, Emperor Ninmyo is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 838-839 (Jōwa 5-6): Diplomatic mission to Tang China headed by Fujiwara no Tsunetsugu.
- 6 May 850 (Kashō 3, 21st day of the 3rd month): Emperor Ninmyō died at the age of 41.
After his death
Emperor Ninmyō is traditionally venerated at his tomb; the Imperial Household Agency designates Fukakusa Imperial Mausoleum (深草陵 Fukakusa no Misasagi), in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, as the location of Ninmyō's mausoleum.
Ninmyō was sometimes posthumously referred to as "the Emperor of Fukakusa," because that was the location of his tomb.
Eras of reign
The years of Ninmyō's reign are identified by more than one era name (nengō).
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