Japanese Emperors Summary from Takenouchi Documents and Wosite Documents

As we said in our earlier post about the Takenouchi (Takeuchi) Documents:

The Takenouchi records were compiled over a vast period of time; they were preserved by the Takenouchi family until these modern times. 

The Wosite (Woshite) Documents include the Hotuma Tutaye (Hotsuma Tsutae), the Mikasahumi (Mikasafumi), and the Hutomani (Futomani). The two sets of documents give similar as well as different histories.

In this post, we compare the emperor lists from Takenouchi and from Wosite, generation by generation. Our reference book for Takenouchi is completely in Japanese which is difficult to read. I refer to our source as “Volume Heaven,” of a two-volume set (the other volume being “Volume Earth.”)

In the combined list below, we give in brackets the corresponding names and generations from Mitsuru Ikeda’s, World of Hotsuma Legends. Some female spouse names are given; some names could not be transcribed by Okunomichi.

Note: Names ending in mi or me are female.

1 Ame hi nomuto ashikabi kimi no shi no mihikari ohokami sumira mikoto

2 Tsukuri no shiki yorozu omihikari no sumira mikoto 

& Tsukuri no shikihorozumi no mihikari no kisaki no miya

3 Ame no hinomuto hinohino minoshi kami sumira mikoto mihikari no kami

4 Ame no minakanushi

5 Ame no yakudario

6 Ame no mekudari mimihikari no kami no sumira mikoto

7 Ame ahiahasumidomi hikari sumira mikoto

8 Ame yaotaru himihikari amatsu hitsugi sumira mikoto

9 Ame no yasoyorozutama

10 Takamimusubi

11 Kanmusubi

12 Umashi ashikabi hikoji

13 Ame no ??? & Ameno tokomino …

14 Kuni no tokotachi & Kuni no tokohime

[1 Kunitokotachi]

[2 Kunisatsuchi (To & Ye)]

15 Toyokumo nune & Toyokunmi

[3 Toyokunnu]

16 Uhijini & Suhijinimi

[4 Ubichini & Subichini]

17 Tsunuguhi & Ikuguhi

18 Ohotonoji & Ohotonomi

[5 Ōtonochi & Ōtomae]

19 Omodaruhiko & Omotaruhime

[6 Omotaru & Kashikone]

20 Kashikone & Kashikomi

21 Izanagi & Izanami

[7 Isanagi & Isanami]

22 Amasakanori Himukatsuhime

[8 Amateru & Mukatsuhime]

23 Ame no Oshihomimi & ???

[9 Oshihomimi]

24 Ame Ninigi & Konohanasakuyahime

[10 Ninikine]

25 Amatsuhiko Hohodemi & Toyotamahime

[11 Hohodemi]

———

1 Take Ugaya Fukiahasezu & Tamayorihime (last entry in the volume)

[12 Ugayafuki-Awasezu]

[ Ikeda continues with “Human Emperors”]

[1 Iwawarehiko (Jimmu)]

[2 Kanugawamimi (Suizei)]

[3 Tamatemi (Annei)]

[10 Mimaki (Sūjin)]

[11 Ikumeirihiko (Suinin)]

[12 Woshirowake (Keikō)]

The Wosite list ends here since the documents were compiled for Emperor Keikō.

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