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Sculpture of Prince Shotoku in Asuka Dera, Asuka, Nara
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. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (542x1387, 221 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Prince Shotoku User:Chris 73/Gallery 001 ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (542x1387, 221 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Prince Shotoku User:Chris 73/Gallery 001 ... Jump to: navigation, search Ishibutai Kofun, believed to be burial site of Soga no Umako Asuka (明日香村; -mura) is a village located in Takaichi District, Nara, Japan. ... Events Emperor Justin II retires, choosing Tiberius II Constantine as his heir. ... Events Hegira - Muhammad and his followers withdraw from Mecca to Medina - starting year of the Islamic calendar. ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts of head of state, especially if not the Monarch (who has higher titles). ... Imperial Court in Kyoto was the nominal ruling government of Japan since 794 until the Meiji Era, in which the court was moved to Tokyo and was integrated into the Meiji government. ...


Shōtoku was born as the son of Emperor Yōmei. His mother was the Empress Anahobe no Hashihito no Himemiko (穴穂部間人皇女). His parents were children of Emperor Kimmei by different mothers. When the first reigning empress, Empress Suiko, took the throne, he was named as her regent and assisted the empress. She was both his aunt and his mother-in-law, because he married her daughter, Princess Udodonokaidako. ... ... Emperor is also a Norwegian black metal band; see Emperor (band). ... Empress Suiko (推古天皇) (554-628) was the 33rd imperial ruler of Japan and the first woman to hold this position. ...


According to the Nihonshoki he succeded in establishing a centralized government during her reign. In 603, he established the twelve official ranks at court. The Seventeen-article constitution was promulgated, and is often attributed to Prince Shōtoku, though some scholars today doubt if he wrote this constitution, because of style. In 607, he sent a mission led by Ono no Imoko to the Sui Dynasty. Nihonshoki (日本書紀) is the second oldest history book about the ancient history of Japan. ... Events Battle of Degsastan: Aethelfrith of Northumbria defeats Aedan of Dalriada. ... Seventeen-article constitution (十七条憲法 JÅ«shichijō kenpō). Established in 604 and said to be authored by Prince Shōtoku, the emphasis of the document was not so much on the basic laws by which the state was to be governed, such as we might expect from a modern constitution. ... To suck the phallus or penis of another. ... Ono no Imoko (Japanese: 小野 妹子; ? - ?) was a male Japanese politican in the reign of Empress Suiko. ... The Sui Dynasty (隋朝 Hanyu Pinyin: suí cháo, 581-618) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ...


He was a proponent of Buddhism, and commissioned the Shitennoji Temple in Naniwa province (present-day Osaka). In order to accomplish the construction, he imported members of the Kongo family from Korea, thereby playing a pivotal role in the formation of Kongo Gumi, the world's oldest continuously-operated company. Jump to: navigation, search A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Jump to: navigation, search Korea (Hangul: 한국, Hanguk, used by South Korea; ì¡°ì„ , Joseon, used by North Korea) refers to South Korea (Republic of Korea) and North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) together, which were a unified country until 1945. ... Several Kongo Gumi workers, early 20th century. ...


He supported Hōryū-ji in Yamato province. The documents at Horyu-ji claim it was founded by the Suiko and Shōtoku in 607 but archeological facts don't support this claim. Horyu-ji. ... Yamato (大和) is a province of Japan, which covers area of present Nara Prefecture. ... To suck the phallus or penis of another. ...


He is our first written source for the name "Nihon" which the Japanese call their country today. In a letter to the Emperor of China, he wrote:

"The Emperor of the land where Sun rises (nihon/hi iduru) sends a letter to the Emperor of the land where Sun sets. Are you healthy?"

He is known by several titles and the real name is Umayado no ōji (厩戸皇子, literally the prince of the stable door) since he was born in front of a stable. He is also known as Toyosatomimi (豊聡耳) or Kamitsumiyaō (上宮王). In the Kojiki, his name appears as Kamitsumiya no Umayado no Toyosatomimi no Mikoto (上宮之厩戸豊聡耳命). In the Nihonshoki, as well as Umayado no ōji, he is referred as 豊耳聡聖徳, 豊聡耳法大王, and 法主王. The most popular name Prince Shōtoku first appeared in Kaifuso written in 751, more than a hundred years after his death. Kojiki or Furukotofumi (古事記) is the oldest known historical book about the ancient history of Japan. ... Nihonshoki (日本書紀) is the second oldest history book about the ancient history of Japan. ... Kaifūsō (懐風藻 Fond Recollections of Poetry) is the oldest collection of Chinese poetry (kanshi) written by Japanese poets. ... Events Pippin the Short is elected as king of the Franks by the Frankish nobility, marking the end of the Merovingian and beginning of the Carolingian dynasty. ...


He appeared on Japan's first 10,000 yen note, issued December 1, 1958. Jump to: navigation, search Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Prince Shōtoku (聖徳太子 574-622) was a regent and a politician of the Imperial Court in Japan.
The Seventeen-article constitution was promulgated, and is often attributed to Prince Shōtoku, though some scholars today doubt if he wrote this constitution, because of style.
He is known by several titles and the real name is Umayado no ōji (厩戸皇子, literally the prince of the stable door) since he was born in front of a stable.
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