Emperor Go-Nara

Nara II
Emperor of Japan

Seated figure of Emperor Go-Nara
Reign June 9, 1526 – September 27, 1557
Predecessor Go-Kashiwabara
Successor Ōgimachi
Born January 26, 1495
Died September 27, 1557 (aged 62)
Burial Fukakusa no kita no Misasagi (Kyoto)

Go-Nara (後奈良天皇 Go-Nara-tennō) (January 26, 1495 – September 27, 1557) was the 105th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from June 9, 1526 until September 27, 1557, during the Sengoku period. His personal name was Tomohito (知仁).[1] In older English literature, he may also be referred to as Nara II.


He was the second son of Emperor Go-Kashiwabara. His mother was Fujiwara Fujiko (藤原藤子)

Events of Go-Nara's life

Go-Nara is enshrined with other emperors at the imperial tomb called Fukakusa no kita no misasagi (深草北陵) in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.[8]


Kugyō (公卿) is a collective term for the very few most powerful men attached to the court of the Emperor of Japan in pre-Meiji eras. Even during those years in which the court's actual influence outside the palace walls was minimal, the hierarchic organization persisted.

In general, this elite group included only three to four men at a time. These were hereditary courtiers whose experience and background would have brought them to the pinnacle of a life's career. During Go-Nara's reign, this apex of the Daijō-kan included:

Eras of Go-Nara's reign

The years of Go-Nara's reign are more specifically identified by more than one era name or nengō.[10]


Japanese Imperial kamon — a stylized chrysanthemum blossom
  1. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 372–382.
  2. Titsingh, p. 372; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 44; n.b., a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami.
  3. 1 2 3 Titsingh, p. 373.
  4. Titsingh, p. 374.
  5. Conlan, Thomas (2015). "The Failed Attempt to Move the Emperor to Yamaguchi and the Fall of the Ōuchi". Japanese Studies. 35 (2): 193. doi:10.1080/10371397.2015.1077679. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  6. Titsingh, p. 382.
  7. Conlan, p. 198
  8. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 423.
  9. Citation based on 近衛前久, retrieved from the Japanese Wikipedia on July 14, 2007.
  10. Titsingh, p. 372.


See also

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Emperor Go-Kashiwabara
Emperor of Japan:

Succeeded by
Emperor Ōgimachi
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