Emperor Hanzei (反正天皇, Hanzei-tennō) was the 18th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Hanzei to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Hanzei-tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations.
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Mozu no Mimihara no naka no misasagi (Osaka)
No certain dates can be assigned to this emperor's life or reign. The conventionally accepted names and sequence of the early emperors were not to be confirmed as "traditional" until the reign of Emperor Kammu, who was the 50th monarch of the Yamato dynasty.
Hanzei was the brother of Richū. Hanzei's enthronement by-passed Richū's two sons. Few other details have survived.
Events of Hanzei's lifeEdit
Hanzei's reign is described as a time of peace. He died quietly in his palace.
After his deathEdit
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun) at Sakai. Hanzei is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 反正天皇 (18); retrieved 2011-10-16.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 25; Varley, Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 112; Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2002). "Traditional order of Tennō" in Japan encyclopedia, pp. 962-963.
- Kelly, Charles F. "Kofun Culture," Japanese Archaeology. April 27, 2009; retrieved 2011-10-16.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 30.
- Aston, William George. (1896). Nihongi, pp. 109.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 39.
- Titsingh, pp. 34-36; Brown, pp. 261-262; Varley, pp. 123-124.
- Aston, William. (1998). Nihongi, Vol. 1, pp. 310-311.
- Aston, pp. 146-147.
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