Fushimi-no-miya

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The Fushimi-no-miya (伏見宮?) is the oldest of the four shinnōke, branches of the Imperial Family of Japan which were eligible to succeed to the Chrysanthemum Throne in the event that the main line should die out.

The Fushimi-no-miya was founded by Prince Yoshihito, the son of the Northern Court Emperor Sukō. As the house was founded by a Northern Pretender, the first three princes are sometimes not recognized as legitimate Fushimi-no-miya Princes.

All of the much later ōke were branches off of the Fushimi-no-miya house, all but one of them being created by sons of Fushimi-no-miya Kuniye.

Unless stated otherwise, each prince is the son of his predecessor.

Name Born Succeeded Resigned Died Notes
1 Fushimi-no-miya Yoshihito shinnō (伏見宮 栄仁親王?) 1351 1409 . 1416 Son of Emperor Sukō
2 Fushimi-no-miya Haruhito-ō (伏見宮 治仁王?) 1370 1416 . 1417
3 Fushimi-no-miya Sadafusa shinnō (伏見宮 貞成親王?) 1372 1425 1447 1456 son of Yoshihito; father of Emperor Go-Hanazono
4 Fushimi-no-miya Sadatsune shinnō (伏見宮 貞常親王?) 1426 1456 . 1474 brother of Emperor Go-Hanazono
5 Fushimi-no-miya Kunitaka shinnō (伏見宮邦高親王?) 1456 1474 1516 1532
6 Fushimi-no-miya Sadaatsu shinnō (伏見宮 貞敦親王?) 1488 1504 1545 1572
7 Fushimi-no-miya Kunisuke shinnō (伏見宮 邦輔親王?) 1513 1531 . 1563
8 Fushimi-no-miya Sadayasu shinnō (伏見宮 貞康親王?) 1547 1563 . 1568
9 Fushimi-no-miya Kuninobu shinnō (伏見宮 邦房親王?) 1566 1575 . 1622 son of Kunisuke
10 Fushimi-no-miya Sadakiyo shinnō (伏見宮 貞清親王?) 1596 1605 . 1654
11 Fushimi-no-miya Kuninari shinnō (伏見宮 邦尚親王?) 1615 1626 . 1654
12 Fushimi-no-miya Kunimichi shinnō (伏見宮 邦道親王?) 1641 1649 . 1654 son of Sadakiyo
13 Fushimi-no-miya Sadayuki shinnō (伏見宮 貞致親王?) 1632 1660 . 1694 son of Sadakiyo
14 Fushimi-no-miya Kuninaga shinnō (伏見宮 邦永親王?) 1676 1695 . 1726
15 Fushimi-no-miya Sadatake shinnō (伏見宮 貞建親王?) 1701 1715 . 1754
16 Fushimi-no-miya Kunitada shinnō (伏見宮 邦忠親王?) 1732 1743 1754 1759
17 Fushimi-no-miya Sadamochi shinnō (伏見宮 貞行親王?) 1760 1763 . 1772 son of Emperor Momozono
18 Fushimi-no-miya Kuniyori shinnō (伏見宮 邦頼親王?) 1733 1774 . 1802 son of Sadatake (#15)
19 Fushimi-no-miya Sadayoshi shinnō (伏見宮 貞敬親王?) 1776 1797 . 1841
20 Fushimi-no-miya Kuniie shinnō (伏見宮 邦家親王?) 1802 1817 . 1872 See ōke
21 Fushimi-no-miya Sadanori shinnō (伏見宮 貞教親王?) 1836 1848 . 1862
22 Fushimi-no-miya Sadanaru shinnō (伏見宮 貞愛親王?) 1858 1862 . 1923
23 Fushimi-no-miya Hiroyasu-ō
(伏見宮 博恭王?)
1875 1923 . 1946
24 Fushimi-no-miya Hiroaki-ō (伏見宮 博明王?) 1932 1946 1947 . Current head; grandson of Hiroyasu

The sesshu shinnōke and ōke households, along with the kazoku (Japanese peerage), were reduced to commoner status during the American occupation of Japan, in 1947.

References[edit]

  • Keane, Donald. Emperor Of Japan: Meiji And His World, 1852-1912. Columbia University Press (2005). ISBN 0-231-12341-8
  • Lebra, Sugiyama Takie. Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility. University of California Press (1995). ISBN 0-520-07602-8