Ichinobe-no Oshiwa

Japanese prince

Ichinobe-no Oshiwa (磐坂市邊押磐, mid-5th century) was the eldest son of Japanese Emperor Richū;[1] and he was the father of sons who would become known as Emperor Kenzō[2] and Emperor Ninken.[3]

No firm dates can be assigned to the lives or reigns of this period, but the reign of Emperor Ankō is considered to have lasted from 456 to 479;[4] and Oshiwa died during Ankō's reign.

Traditional history


According to the Nihonshoki, Oshiwa was killed in a hunting accident by Emperor Yūryaku.[5] His sons were adopted as heirs by Emperor Seinei. They are known as Prince Woke (or Kenzō-tennō) and as Prince Oke (or Ninken-tennō).[1]


The chrysanthemum symbol of the Japanese emperor and his family.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Aston, William George. (1998). Nihongi, Vol. 1, pp. 373-377.
  2. Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 顕宗天皇 (23)
  3. Kunaichō, 仁賢天皇 (24)
  4. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 40.
  5. Brinkley, Frank. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era, p. 112; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 27-28; Varley, Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 113-115.