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ⓘ Emperor Go-Murakami was the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in September 1339 and ended on 29 March 1 ..




Emperor Go-Murakami
                                     

ⓘ Emperor Go-Murakami

Emperor Go-Murakami was the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in September 1339 and ended on 29 March 1368.

This 14th century sovereign was named after the 10th century Emperor Murakami and go- 後, translates literally as "later"; and thus, he is sometimes called the "Later Emperor Murakami". The Japanese word go has also been translated to mean the "second one"; and in some older sources, this emperor may be identified as "Murakami, the second", or as "Murakami II".

                                     

1. Events of Go-Murakamis life

Prince Noriyoshi was a member of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period of rival courts.

  • 19 September 1339 Engen 3, 6th day of the 8th month: Go-Daigo died;
  • 29 March 1368 Shōhei 23, 11th day of the 3rd month: Go-Murakami died.
  • 18 September 1339 Engen 3, 5th day of the 8th month: In the 21st year of Go-Daigos reign, the emperor abdicated at Yoshino in favor of his son, Prince Noriyoshi. The succession senso was received by Noriyoshi.

After his death

According to the Imperial Household Agency, the mausoleum misasagi of Go-Murakami is in Osaka Prefecture. The emperor is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine in the precincts of Kanshinji temple 観心寺 in Kawachinagano, Osaka.

                                     

2. Eras of Go-Murakamis reign

The years of Go-Murakamis reign are more identified by more than one era name.

Nanboku-chō southern court
  • Shōhei 1346–1370
  • Engen 1336–1340
  • Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court as determined by Meiji rescript
  • Kōkoku 1340–1346
Nanboku-chō northern court
  • Kannō 1350–1352
  • Ōan 1368–1375
  • Jōji 1362–1368
  • Kōan 1361–1362
  • Embun 1356–1361
  • Bunna 1352–1356
  • Eras as reckoned by pretender Court as determined by Meiji rescript
  • Kōei 1342–1345
  • Ryakuō 1338–1342
  • Jōwa 1345–1350