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Ono no Imoko (小野妹子) was a Japanese clan leader during the late 6th and early 7th century. Imoko was appointed as an official envoy to the Sui court (Kenzuishi) in 607 (Imperial embassies to China), and he delivered the infamous letter from Japan's Empress Suiko which began "The Child of Heaven (tenshi) in the land where the sun rises addresses the Child of Heaven (tenshi) in the land where the sun sets." Emperor Yang was angered at being addressed in this way, although it isn't clear whether he was angered more by the insult of Sui being referred to as the land of the setting sun, or by the use of tenshi to refer both to himself and to the empress of what China considered to be nothing more than a relatively insignificant barbarian state to the northeast. The Sui Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; 581-619[1]) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ... To suck the phallus or penis of another. ... Imperial embassies to China were missions to China for importing the technologies and culture of China to Japan. ... Empress Suiko , 554–April 15, 628[1]) was the 33rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and the first known woman to hold this position. ... Emperor Yang of Sui China (560-618), or Yang-ti was the son and heir of Emperor Wen of Sui, and then the second emperor of Chinas Sui Dynasty. ...


Nevertheless, Emperor Yang was probably more interested in obtaining Japan's support in his campaigns against Koguryǒ than in matters of decorum, and despite the insult, he sent his own envoy, Péi Shìqīng (裴世清), back to Japan with Imoko to offer tribute to Empress Suiko. Imoko was then appointed envoy to Sui for a second time in the fall of 608 and accompanied Péi Shì Qīng on his return trip to China. Imoko returned to Japan from his second mission in 609 and then largely disappears from the historical record. Events September 15 - Boniface IV becomes pope. ... Events The Pantheon is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and all saints (or 610). ...


Imoko is often cited as an example of an official who achieved promotion under the new meritorious Twelve Level Cap and Rank System implemented by Prince Shōtoku in 603. When Imoko first appears in the historical record and is appointed envoy to Sui, his rank is listed as Greater Propriety (5th rank), but he was later promoted to the top rank of Greater Virtue, largely due to his successful missions to the Sui court. Twelve level cap and rank system (冠位十二階 Kani JÅ«nikai). ... Sculpture of Prince Shotoku in Asuka Dera, Asuka, Nara Prince Shōtoku (聖徳太子 574-622) was a regent and a politician of the Imperial Court in Japan. ... Events Battle of Degsastan: Aethelfrith of Northumbria defeats Aedan of Dalriada. ...


Imoko's family was notable for linguistics and scholarship, and the descendants of the family include and Ono no Komachi, beautiful female poet, Ono no Takamura, poet and scholar, and Ono Michikaze, calligrapher. Linguistics is the scientific study of language, which can be theoretical or applied. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... Ono no Komachi drawn by Kikuchi Yosai Ono no Komachi (from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu) Ono no Komachi (小野 小町 おののこまち approximate dates 825–900 A.D.) was a famous Japanese Waka poet, one of the Rokkasen—Six best Waka poets, in the early Heian period. ... Ono no Takamura, in a book illustration by Kikuchi Yōsai. ... Ono no Michikaze or Ono no TōfÅ« (小野の道風 born in 894AD, Died in 966AD)is a prominent Shodoka (japanese calligrapher) who lived in the Heian Period (794-1185). ... Calligraphy (from Greek καλλι calli beauty + γραφος graphos writing) is the art of decorative writing. ...


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Ono no Imoko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (252 words)
Ono no Imoko (小野妹子) was a Japanese clan leader during the late 6th and early 7th century.
Imoko was then appointed envoy to Sui for a second time in the fall of 608 and accompanied Péi Shì Qīng on his return trip to China.
Imoko's family was notable for linguistics and scholarship, and the descendants of the family include and Ono no Komachi, beautiful female poet, Ono no Takamura, poet and scholar, and Ono Michikaze, calligrapher.
5. Japan, 552-1185. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History (561 words)
Ono no Imoko, the first official envoy from the Yamato government, was dispatched to the Sui court, and relations with China were thus established.
Since Japanese students, scholars, and monks accompanied the envoys to China—during the Tang, the embassies tended to be extremely large—and sometimes remained there for prolonged periods of study, these embassies were a very important factor in the importation of Chinese civilization to Japan.
The Downfall of the Soga in a coup led by Nakatomi no Kamatari (614–69) and the future Emperor Tenchi (r.
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