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Emperor Kaika

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The tomb of Emperor Kaika in Nara.
  • Death: 98/4/9 BCE
  • Other Names: 稚日本根子彦大日日天皇 (Wakayama tone ko hiko oohihi no sumera mikoto)
  • Japanese: 開化天皇 (Kaika tennou)

The legendary Emperor Kaika is traditionally considered the 9th emperor of Japan. His successor Emperor Sujin is the first whom most scholars consider to have actually existed historically.

Kaika is said to be the son of Emperor Kôgen and Utsushikome-no-mikoto. According to the Nihon shoki, his capital was at Kasuga no Izakawa no Miya. He is said to have died at the age of 111, in the 60th year of his rule.

Preceded by
Emperor Kôgen
Emperor of Japan
157 - 98 BCE
Succeeded by
Emperor Sujin

References

  • "Kaika-tennô." Nihon jinmei daijiten 日本人名大辞典. Kodansha, 2009.
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