Achi no omi

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Achi no omi
Revised RomanizationAchi-no-omi

Achi no omi (阿知使主, 3rd century – 5th century), was a great-grandson of Emperor Ling of Han who settled in Japan with his son Tsuga no omi. He became the founding ancestor of the Yamato no Aya clan.[1] His name is also recorded as 阿知吉師.

From the Nihon Shoki (289 AD):

20th year, Autumn, 9 month. Achi no omi, ancestor of the Atahe of the Aya of Yamato, and his son Tsuga no omi immigrated to Japan, bringing with them a company of their people of seventeen districts.[2]

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  1. ^ Shinsen Shōjiroku
  2. ^ Nihon Shoki X:13; p.264