Emperor Tenji facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||January 7, 672)|
|Place of death||Ōmi no Miya(Shiga)|
|Buried||Yamashina no misasagi (Kyoto)|
Emperor Tenji (天智天皇 Tenji-tennō, 626 – January 7, 671), also known as Emperor Tenchi, was the 38th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 661 and ended in 671.
Before he became the monarch, his personal name (imina) was Prince Naka-no-Ōe (中大兄皇子 Naka-no-Ōe no Ōji).
He was the son of Emperor Jomei.
Events of Tenji's life
- 661: In the third year of Empress Saimei's reign, she died. Her son received the succession (senso), but he governed as Crown Prince for the next six years. He did not formally accept the monarch's role and duties and powers.
- 668: In the seventh year of Tenji's reign, flammable water (petroleum) from Echigo Province was presented to Emperor Tenji.
- 672: Tenji is said to have compiled the first Japanese legal code. This was the Ōmi Code, consisting of 22 volumes. These law became effective in the last year of Tenji's reign.
Prince Ōtomo (Ōtomo-shinnō) was the favorite son of Emperor Tenji; and he was also the first to be accorded the title of Daijō-daijin.
Tenji improved the military forces which had been established during the Taika reforms.
After his death
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