|Emperor of Japan|
|Crown Prince (親王 Shinnō)|
|Emperor (天皇 Tennō)|
|Enthronement||30 May 823|
|Died||11 June 840 (age 55)
|Burial||Ōharano no nishi no minenoe no misasagi (Kyoto)|
|Empress||Princess Shoshi/Masako (810–879)|
|Mother||Fujiwara no Tabiko|
Junna is traditionally venerated at his tomb; the Imperial Household Agency designates Ōharano no Nishi no Minenoe no Misasagi (大原野西嶺上陵, Ōharano no Nishi no Minenoe Imperial Mausoleum), in Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto, as the location of Junna's mausoleum.
Events of Junna's life
- 810: After the rebellion of Emperor Heizei, he became the crown prince of Emperor Saga at 25 years of age.
- 30 May 823 (Kōnin 14, 17th day of the 4th month): In the 14th year of Emperor Saga's reign, he abdicated; the succession (senso) was received by Junna, Saga's younger brother and Emperor Kanmu's third son.
- 22 March 833 (Tenchō 10, 28th day of the 2nd month): In the 10th year of Emperor Junna's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his adopted son. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Ninmyo is said to have acceded to the throne. After Junna stepped down from the throne, two former Emperors were alive. In this period, Saga was called the Senior Retired Emperor and Junna was known as the Junior Retired Emperor.
- 11 June 840 (Jōwa 7, 8th day of the 5th month: Former-Emperor Junna died at the age of 55. Following his death, Fujiwara Yoshifusa maneuvered to have Montoku, rather than the crown prince Tsunesada, put on the throne; Junna's death set the stage for the Fujiwara clan's ascendancy.
Eras of Junna's reign
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 Junna's reign, this apex of the Daijō-kan included:
- Sadaijin, Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (藤原冬嗣), 825–826.
- Sadaijin, Fujiwara no Otsugu (藤原緒嗣), 832–843.
- Udaijin, Fujiwara no Otsugu (藤原緒嗣), 825–832.
- Udaijin, Kiyohara no Natsuno (清原夏野), 832–837.
- Naidaijin (not appointed)
- Dainagon, Fujiwara no Otsugu (藤原緒嗣), 821–825.
- Dainagon, Yoshimine no Yasuyo (良峯安世) (half brother of Emperor Junna), 828–830.
- Dainagon, Kiyohara no Natsuno (清原夏野), 828–832
- Dainagon, Fujiwara no Mimori (藤原三守), 829–838
Consorts and children
- Imperial Prince Tsunesada (恒貞親王) (825–884), the Crown Prince (deposed in 842)
- Imperial Prince Tsunefusa (恒統親王) (830–842)
- Imperial Prince Motosada (基貞親王) (?–869)
Hi (Empress as posthumous honors): Imperial Princess Koshi (高志内親王) (789–809), daughter of Emperor Kanmu
- Imperial Prince Tsuneyo (恒世親王) (806–826)
- Imperial Princess Ujiko (氏子内親王) (?–885), 16th Saiō in Ise Shrine(823–827)
- Imperial Princess Yushi (有子内親王) (?–862)
- Imperial Princess Sadako (貞子内親王) (?–834)
Nyogō: Nagahara no Motohime (永原原姫)
Nyogō: Tachibana no Ujiko (橘氏子), daughter of Tachibana no Nagana
Koui: Fujiwara no Kiyoko (藤原潔子), daughter of Fujiwara no Nagaoka
Court lady: Princess Otsugu (緒継女王) (787–847)
Court lady: Ōnakatomi no Yasuko (大中臣安子), daughter of Ōnakatomi no Fuchiio
- Imperial Prince Yoshisada (良貞親王) (?–848)
Court lady: Ōno no Takako (大野鷹子), daughter of Ōno no Masao
- Imperial Princess Hiroko (寛子内親王) (?–869)
Court lady: Tachibana no Funeko (橘船子), daughter of Tachibana no Kiyono
- Imperial Princess Takaiko (崇子内親王) (?–848)
Court lady: Tajihi no Ikeko (丹犀池子), daughter of Tajihi no Kadonari
- Imperial Princess Tomoko (同子内親王) (?–860)
Court lady: Kiyohara no Haruko (清原春子), daughter of Kiyohara no Natsuno
- Imperial Princess Meishi (明子内親王) (?–854)
- Mune no Chushi (統忠子) (?–863), removed from the Imperial Family by receiving the family name from Emperor (Shisei Kōka, 賜姓降下) in 862.
- Emperor Junna, Ōharano no Nishi no Minenoe Imperial Mausoleum, Imperial Household Agency
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 64.
- Brown and Ishida, pp.282–283; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 164; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 102–106., p. 102, at Google Books
- Brown and Ishida, p. 282.
- Titsingh, p. 103; Brown and Ishida, p. 282.
- Julian dates derived from NengoCalc
- Brown and Ishida, pp. 282–283.
- Brown and Ishida, p. 283; Varely, p. 164.
- Mason and Caiger, p. 69
- Titsingh, p. 102.
- Furugosho: Kugyō of Junna-tennō
- Brown, Delmer M.; Ishida, Ichirō (1979). The Future and the Past (a translation and study of the Gukanshō, an interpretive history of Japan written in 1219). Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0. OCLC 251325323.
- Imperial Household Agency (2004). 桓武天皇 大原野西嶺上陵 [Emperor Junna, Ōharano no Nishi no Minenoe Imperial Mausoleum] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-02-04.
- Mason, R.H.P; Caiger, J.G. (1997). A History of Japan (2nd (revised) ed.). North Clarendon, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company. ISBN 0-8048-2097-X.
- Kasai, Masaki. (1991). 公卿補任年表 (Kugyō Officials Chronological Table.) Tokyo: Yamakawa Shuppan-sha. ISBN 4-634-60270-9; ISBN 978-4-634-60270-0; OCLC 166930357
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard Arthur Brabazon. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan. Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society. OCLC 194887
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
- Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki: A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-04940-5; OCLC 59145842
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