Takamuko no Kuromaro
Karumauro traveled to China as the with Ono no Imoko as kenzuishi representing Empress Suiko in 608. He remain in China for thirty-two years. Following his return in 640, he was awarded the title Kuni no hakase (国博士, "National Scholar"). Karumauro helped write the Taika Reforms in 645. He was sent again as an ambassador to China (kentōshi). Takamuko died upon his arrival in Chang'an in 654.
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