Information about Emperor Jimmu of Japan

Emperor Jimmu of Japan (13 February 711 BC - 9 April 585 BC)

Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇 Jinmu-tennō) was the first emperor of Japan, according to legend. His accession is traditionally dated as 660 BCE. In mythology, he is a descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu through her grandson Ninigi, as well as a descendant of the storm god Susanoo. He launched a military expedition from Hyuga near the Inland Sea, captured Yamato, and established this as his center of power.

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神武天皇 (Emperor Jimmu) Flag of Japan Japan 11 February 660 BC 9 April 585 BC
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