Emperor of Japan
The Emperor of Japan is the head of the Imperial Family and is the ceremonial head of state of Japan's system of constitutional monarchy. According to the 1947 constitution, which dissolved the Empire...
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Emperor of Japan
Some (not all) of the many Emperors of Japan over the long history of the world's most ancient monarchy from its foundation to the present day.
Japanese imperial family tree
The following is a family tree of the Emperors of Japan, from Emperor Jimmu to the present day.
Chrysanthemum Throne
The Chrysanthemum Throne (皇位, kōi, lit. "Imperial position/rank") is the English term used to identify the throne of the Emperor of Japan. The term also can refer to very specific seating, suc...
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Cloistered Emperor
Daijō Hōō or Daijō Hō (both accepted readings of 太上法皇), term sometimes translated in English as cloistered Emperor, was a Japanese Emperor (Tennō) who abdicated and entered the Buddhist monastic commu...
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Hirohito
Emperor Shōwa (昭和天皇, Shōwa-tennō, April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death on ...
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Akihito
Akihito (明仁, born 23 December 1933)  English pronunciation  is the reigning Emperor of Japan (天皇, tennō), the 125th emperor of his line according to Japan's traditional order of ...
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Imperial House of Japan
The Imperial House of Japan (皇室, kōshitsu), also referred to as the Imperial Family and the Yamato dynasty, comprises those members of the extended family of the reigning Emperor of Japan who ...
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Arahitogami
Arahitogami (現人神) is a Japanese word meaning a kami (or "deity") who is a human being. It first appears in the Kojiki (c. 680), but is assumed to have been used before this book.The best-known usa...
Tsu Domain
Tsu (津藩, Tsu-han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period, ruled by the tozama Tōdō clan. It was located in the former Ise Province, now known as Mie Prefecture. The Tsu domain's switch to the...
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Master of Ceremonies (Japan)
The Master of Ceremonies or more properly Grand Master of the Ceremonies, in modern governments of Japan, designates the chief administrator charged with ceremonial matters relating to the Imperial Ho...
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Imperial Seal of Japan
The Imperial Seal of Japan, also called the Chrysanthemum Seal (菊紋, kikumon) or Chrysanthemum Flower Seal (菊花紋, 菊花紋章, kikukamon, kikukamonshō) or Imperial chrysanthemum emblem (菊の御...
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Imperial Household Council
The Imperial Household Council (皇室会議, Kōshitsu Kaigi) is a ten-member body to approve the statutory matters on the Imperial House of Japan. The Council was established in 1947, when the curren...
Mutsu Munemitsu
Count Mutsu Munemitsu (陸奥 宗光, August 20, 1844 – August 24, 1897) was a statesman and diplomat in Meiji period Japan.
Mutsu Munemitsu was born in Wakayama domain, Kii Province as the six...
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Yonekura Masakoto
Yonekura Masakoto (米倉昌言, April 13, 1837 – February 27, 1909) was the 8th and final daimyō of Mutsuura Domain in southern Musashi Province, Honshū, Japan (modern-day Kanagawa Prefecture) dur...
Imperial Household Law
The Imperial Household Law of 1947 (皇室典範, Kōshitsu Tenpan) is a statute in Japanese law that governs the line of imperial succession, the membership of the imperial family, and several other m...
Fujiwara no Morozane
Fujiwara no Morozane (Japanese language: 藤原 師実 ふじわらの もろざね) (1042 – March 14, 1101) was a regent of Japan and a chief of the Fujiwara clan during the late Heian period. He was known as Kyōgoku dono (Lo...
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Line of succession to the Japanese throne
The current line of succession is based on the Imperial Household Law. At the present only males are allowed to succeed to the throne.
The list below contains all princes currently eligible to suc...
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Museum of the Imperial Collections
The Museum of the Imperial Collections Sannomaru-Shōzōkan (三の丸尚蔵館) is located on the grounds of the East Garden of Tokyo Imperial Palace. It showscases a changing exhibition of a part of the imper...
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Sesshō and Kampaku
In Japan, Sesshō (摂政) was a title given to a regent who was named to assist either a child emperor before his coming of age, or an empress. The Kampaku (関白) was theoretically a sort of chief ...
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Emperor Go-Momozono
Emperor Go-Momozono (後桃園天皇, Go-Momozono-tennō, August 5, 1758 – December 16, 1779) was the 118th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Go-Momozono's reign spanned...
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Magatama
Magatama (勾玉), less frequently (曲玉), are curved, comma-shaped beads that appeared in prehistoric Japan from the Final Jōmon period through the Kofun period, approximately ca. 1,000 BC to the 6th c...
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Humanity Declaration
Humanity Declaration (人間宣言, Ningen-sengen) is an imperial rescript issued by the Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) as part of a New Year’s statement on 1 January 1946 at the request of the Supreme Comm...
Emperor Ninmyō
Emperor Ninmyō (仁明天皇, Ninmyō-tennō, 27 September 808 – 6 May 850) was the 54th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Ninmyō's reign lasted from 833 to 850.
N...
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Matsudaira Nobunori
Viscount Matsudaira Nobunori (松平 喜徳, 1855–1891) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who served as daimyō of Aizu Domain from 1868-69. Born the son of Tokugawa Nariaki of Mito, he ...
Katakura Kagemitsu
Katakura Kagemitsu (片倉景光) (??-??) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period. A senior retainer of the Sendai domain. Kagemitsu was the fourteenth Katakura Kojūrō. Served the Meiji government i...