Emperor Suinin facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Buried||Sugawara no Fushimi no higashi no misasagi (Nara)|
Emperor Suinin (垂仁天皇 Suinin-tennō) was the 11th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Suinin to be a legendary person; and the name Suinin-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.
The Gukanshō records that Suinin he ruled from the palace of Tamaki-no-miya at Makimuku in what will come to be known as Yamato province.
Events of Suinin's life
One of Suinin's daughters was Yamatohime-no-mikoto. She established a site for ceremonies honouring the Shinto sun goddess (Amaterasu Omikami). In the region of Ise, she founded the Ise Shrine. She became the first Saiō at Ise.
The records of Asama Shrine at the base of Mount Fuji describe events in this time frame. The earliest Shinto ceremonies in honour of Konohanasakuya-hime were in the 3rd year of the reign of Emperor Suinin (垂仁天皇3年).
Nihonshoki describes a wrestling match during his era. This was the origin of Sumo wrestling.
After his death
|Legendary Emperor of Japan
29 BC - 70 AD
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