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Encyclopedia > Emperor Antoku

Emperor Antoku (安徳天皇 Antoku Tennō) (December 22, 1178April 25, 1185) was the 81st imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He ruled during the late Heian period from the fourth month, 22nd day of 1180 to April 25, 1185. His personal name was Tokihito (言仁). December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events June 18 - Five Canterbury monks see what was possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed The Sung Document written detailing the discovery of Mu-Lan-Pi (suggested by some to be California) by Muslim sailors The Chronicle of Gervase of Canterbury written The Leaning Tower of Pisa begins to... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Events April 25 - Genpei War - Naval battle of Dan-no-ura leads to Minamoto victory in Japan Templars settle in London and begin the building of New Temple Church End of the Heian Period and beginning of the Kamakura period in Japan. ... His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Akihito. ... The Heian period (Japanese: 平安時代, Heian-jidai) is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185. ... Events April 13 - Frederick Barbarossa issues the Gelnhausen Charter November 18 - France Emperor Antoku succeds Emperor Takakura as emperor of Japan Afonso I of Portugal is taken prisoner by Ferdinand II of Leon Artois is annexed by France Prince Mochihito amasses a large army and instigates the Genpei War between... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Events April 25 - Genpei War - Naval battle of Dan-no-ura leads to Minamoto victory in Japan Templars settle in London and begin the building of New Temple Church End of the Heian Period and beginning of the Kamakura period in Japan. ...

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Genealogy

His father was Emperor Takakura. His mother was Taira no Tokuko (平徳子), second daughter of Taira no Kiyomori (平清盛), later referred to as Empress Dowager Kenrei (建礼門院). Emperor Takakura (高倉天皇 Takakura Tennō) (September 23, 1161 – January 30, 1181) was the 80th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Statue of Taira no Kiyomori, Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture Taira no Kiyomori (å¹³ 清盛 1118 - 1181) was a general of the late Heian period of Japan. ...


Life

Antoku was named crown prince at around one month of age. He ascended the throne at one year of age. Naturally, he held no actual power, but rather his grandfather Taira no Kiyomori ruled in his name, though not officially, as sesshō (regent). The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


In the year of his enthronement, the capital was moved to modern-day Kōbe, Hyōgo, but it was soon moved back to Kyōto. In 1183, when Minamoto no Yoshinaka entered the capital, the Taira clan fled with the young emperor and the sacred treasures to Yashima (the name of a place inside modern-day Takamatsu, Kagawa). Being defeated in the Battle of Yashima, they fled westward. In 1185 the Taira and the Minamoto clashed in the Battle of Dan-no-ura. The Taira were defeated, and his grandmother, Taira no Tokiko, the widow of Taira no Kiyomori, drowned herself along with Antoku. His mother also drowned herself, but apparently, according to the The Tale of the Heike (Heike Monogatari), she was pulled out with a rake by her long hair. According to legend, the sacred jewels and the sacred sword (two of the three sacred treasures) sunk to the bottom of the sea, and although the sacred jewels were recovered, the sword was lost. Port Tower at night For the basketball star Kobe Bryant go here. ... Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken) is located in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Kyōto ) (lit. ... Events Three-year old Emperor Go-Toba ascends to the throne of Japan after the forced abdication of his brother Antoku during the Genpei War William of Tyre excommunicated by the newly appointed Heraclius of Jerusalem, firmly ending their struggle for power Andronicus I Comnenus becomes the Byzantine emperor Births... Minamoto no Yoshinaka )(1154-1184) was a general of the late Heian Period of Japanese history. ... Taira (å¹³) is a Japanese surname. ... The Japanese Imperial Regalia (Jp: 三種の神器; Sanshu no Jingi, or Three Sacred Treasures) consist of the sword, Kusanagi (草薙剣) (or possibly a replica of the original; see Kusanagi), the jewel, Yasakani no magatama (八尺瓊曲玉), and the mirror Yata no kagami... Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ... Kagawa Prefecture (香川県; Kagawa-ken) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... Events April 25 - Genpei War - Naval battle of Dan-no-ura leads to Minamoto victory in Japan Templars settle in London and begin the building of New Temple Church End of the Heian Period and beginning of the Kamakura period in Japan. ... Taira (平) is a Japanese surname. ... Minamoto (源) was an honorary surname bestowed by the Emperors of Japan of the Heian Period to their sons and grandsons after accepting them as royal subjects. ... The Battle of Dan-no-ura, more commonly known as Dan-no-ura no Tatakai (壇ノ浦の戦い), was a major sea battle of the Genpei War, occurring at Dan_no_ura, in the Shimonoseki Strait off the southern tip of Honshu. ... The Tale of the Heike (Japanese: 平家物語, Heike monogatari) is an epic account of the struggle between the Minamoto and Taira clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century. ... The Tavern Scene from A Rakes Progress by William Hogarth. ... Young Girl Fixing her Hair, by Sophie Gengembre Anderson Hair is a filamentous outgrowth of dead cells from the skin, found mainly in mammals. ... Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (Japanese: 草薙の剣) is a legendary Japanese sword as important to Japans history as Excalibur is to Britains. ... The Japanese Imperial Regalia (Jp: 三種の神器; Sanshu no Jingi, or Three Sacred Treasures) consist of the sword, Kusanagi (草薙剣) (or possibly a replica of the original; see Kusanagi), the jewel, Yasakani no magatama (八尺瓊曲玉), and the mirror Yata no kagami...


The story of Emperor Antoku and his mother's family became the subject of the Kamakura period epic poem The Tale of the Heike (Heike is an alternate reading of the Japanese characters for "House of the Taira"). The Kamakura period (Japanese: 鎌倉時代, Kamakura-jidai; 1185–1333) is a period of Japanese history that marks the governance of the Kamakura Shogunate; officially established in 1192 by the first Kamakura shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo. ... In mathematics, see epic morphism. ... The Tale of the Heike (Japanese: 平家物語, Heike monogatari) is an epic account of the struggle between the Minamoto and Taira clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyogana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji Kanji (Japanese: ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the arabic numerals. ...


Burial Site

After his drowning, in order to mourn the Bodhi, the Amidaji Goeidō was built. Later, Antoku was enshrined at the Kurume-Suitengū in Kurume, Fukuoka, and he came to be worshipped as Mizu-no-kami (水の神, lit. "water-god" or "god of water"), the god of easy delivery at Suitengū (水天宮, lit. "water-heaven/emperor-shrine") everywhere. Bodhi, the Pāli and Sanskrit word for awakening or enlightenment, is an abstract noun formed from the verbal root budh (awake, become aware, notice, know or understand), corresponding to the verbs bujjhati (Pāli) and bodhati or budhyate (Sanskrit). ... Kurume (久留米市; -shi) is a city located in Fukuoka, Japan. ... Fukuoka Prefecture ) is located on KyÅ«shÅ« Island, Japan. ...


With the establishment of Shintō as the state religion of Japan, the Amida was abandoned and the Akama Shrine was established in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi to celebrate Antoku. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... A state religion (also called an official religion, established church or state church) is a religious body or creed officially endorsed by the state. ... Map of Shimonoseki after expansion in 2005 Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


Eras of his reign

Preceded by:
Emperor Takakura
Emperor of Japan
1180-1185
Succeeded by:
Emperor Go-Toba

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Emperor Antoku - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (439 words)
Emperor Antoku (安徳天皇 Antoku Tennō) (December 22, 1178 – April 25, 1185) was the 81st imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
According to legend, the sacred jewels and the sacred sword (two of the three sacred treasures) sunk to the bottom of the sea, and although the sacred jewels were recovered, the sword was lost.
The story of Emperor Antoku and his mother's family became the subject of the Kamakura period epic poem The Tale of the Heike (Heike means "House of the Taira" in Japanese).
Emperor Antoku of Japan (127 words)
Emperor Antoku (安徳天皇) was the 81st imperial ruler of Japan during the late Heian period.
Emperor Antoku and his family on his mother's side, the Taira, became the subject of the Kamakura period epic The Tale of Heike[?].
Emperor Antoku became emperor at the age of 2 and his grandfather Kiyomori and the Taira family, though not officially regent, ruled behind the scenes.
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