Jinmu Tenno


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Jinmu Tenno 神武天皇

Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇, Jinmu-tennō) was the first Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
He is also known as
Kamuyamato Iwarehiko no Mikoto (神日本磐余彦尊) and personally as
Wakamikenu no Mikoto (若御毛沼命) or
Sano no Mikoto (狹野尊).

The Imperial house of Japan traditionally based its claim to the throne on its descent from Jimmu. While his accession is traditionally dated to 660 BC, no historically firm dates can be assigned to this early emperor's life or reign, nor to the reigns of his early successors. Most modern historians dismiss this entire period as being beyond what history can know.
The reign of Emperor Kimmei (509?–571 AD), the 29th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, is the first for which contemporary historiography is able to assign verifiable dates.

Modern scholars question the existence of at least the first nine emperors; and Jimmu's descendant, Emperor Sujin, is the first that, many agree, may have existed, in third or fourth century. Most contemporary historians still agree that it is unlikely that any of the recorded emperors existed until about five hundred years after Suijin's reign and about a millennium after Jimmu's recorded reign. The name Jimmu-tennō was posthumously assigned by later generations.

Archaeologists and historians regard Jimmu as mythical or legendary. In Japanese mythology, the Age of the Gods is the period before Jimmu's accession.

According to Shinto belief,
Jimmu is regarded as a direct descendant of the sun goddess, Amaterasu.
Amaterasu had a son called Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto and through him a grandson named Ninigi-no-Mikoto. She sent her grandson to the Japanese islands where he eventually married Konohana-Sakuya-hime.
Among their three sons was Hikohohodemi no Mikoto, also called Yamasachi-hiko, who married Toyotama-hime. She was the daughter of Ryūjin, the Japanese sea god.
They had a single son called Hikonagisa Takeugaya Fukiaezu no Mikoto. The boy was abandoned by his parents at birth and consequently raised by Tamayori-hime, his mother's younger sister. They eventually married and had a total of four sons.
The last of these sons, Kamuyamato Iwarebiko, became Emperor Jimmu.

It is said that, soon after the beginning of Jimmu's reign, a Master of Ceremonies (saishu) was appointed. This office was commonly held by a member of the Nakatomi clan after the eighth century.

Mythic records in the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki tell us that Jimmu's brothers were born in Takachiho, the southern part of Kyūshū (in modern day Miyazaki prefecture), and decided to move eastward, as they found their location inappropriate for reigning over the entire country.
Jimmu's older brother, Itsuse no Mikoto, originally led the migration, and they moved eastward through the Seto Inland Sea with the assistance of local chieftain Sao Netsuhiko.

As they reached Naniwa (modern day Ōsaka), they encountered another local chieftain, Nagasunehiko (lit. "the long-legged man"), and Itsuse was killed in the ensuing battle. Jimmu realized that they had been defeated because they battled eastward against the sun, so he decided to land on the east side of Kii Peninsula and to battle westward.

They reached Kumano, and, with the guidance of a three-legged bird, Yatagarasu (lit. "eight-span crow"), they moved to Yamato.
There, they once again battled Nagasunehiko and were victorious.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


yatagarasu ema  八咫烏絵馬
votive tablet with the three-legged crow
and more details about
. Jinmu Tenno and Kumano .


Ancestors of Emperor Jimmu

Shared by Taisaku Nogi
Joys of Japan, February 2012

His Mother
Tamayori Hime, Tamayorihime 玉依姫命
. Tamayoribime .


鵜草葺不合尊 Ugayafukiaezu no mikoto 盧茲草葺不合尊
father of Jinmu Tenno 神武天皇

His Grandfather and Grandmother
Hikohohodemi-no-mikoto (彦火火出見尊)
alias - Yamasachihiko (山幸彦)
Toyotama-hime (豊玉姫)

The Wakasa Wedding
Wakasahiko Jinja (若狭彦神社)
Wakasahime Jinja (若狭姫神社)
. Yama no Sachi, Umi no Sachi .

Toyotama-hime 豊玉姫 "Luminous Pearl Princess"
Daughter of the Dragon God Ryuujin 
Watatsumi 海神 "sea god" or Ryūjin 龍神 "dragon god"
was the ruler of seas and oceans。
. Ryujin - the Dragon God .

. The Hata Clan 秦氏 Hata Uji .
and the Korean and Christian connection


Shrine Miyazaki Jingu 宮崎神宮
established more than 2600 years ago and the oldest in Miyazaki Town.

At Miyazaki Jingu 宮崎神宮

miya no i no yabusame ririshi Jinmu Tennoo ki

the gallant figures
at the Shrine Yabusame -
Jinmu Memorial Day

Yoshi Yoshi
source : shashin-haiku.jp

This shrine is dedicated to Jinmu Tenno.
His old name here is
Kan Yamato Iwarehiko no Sumera Mikoto

Kozasuke omamori 子授け御守 amulet to get pregnant
- Reference - Miyazaki Shrine -

. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .


Taken at Nihon Jinja at the Jinmu Tenno Festival
This is a shrine in honor of Jinmu Tenno, built in 791 by
Sakanoue Tamura Maro 坂上田村麻呂
This is the only shrine with this name in Japan.
Honjo Town, Saitama (also Ishigami Jinja 石神神社)

In Yamaguchi there is a shrine called
Hinomoto Jinja 日本(ひのもと)神社

source : www.shinge.net


. Toyotama Hime 豊玉姫 .

. Kagoshima Jingu 鹿児島神宮 Kagoshima Shrine .
built by Jinmu Tenno

. Kirishima Shrine 霧島神宮 .
and the deity Ninigi no Mikoto 瓊瓊杵尊/邇邇芸命

. Ninigi ニニギ and Sakuyahime 花咲屋姫命 .

. Mikenu no Mikoto, Mikenu-no-Mikoto 御毛沼命 .

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1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

Celebrated in Yufuin, Unagi-Hime Jinja as

Kamuyamato Iwarehiko no mikoto 神倭磐余彦尊