Emperor Kaika

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Tomb, said to be that of Emperor Kaika, Nara

Emperor Kaika (開化天皇 Kaika Tennō) is the ninth emperor of Japan to appear on the traditional list of emperors. No firm date can be assigned to this emperor and he is regarded by historians as a "legendary emperor". He was the eighth of eight emperors without legend. In Kojiki and Nihonshoki, only his name and genealogy were recorded. Although his existence was traditionally believed and a tomb was attributed to him, contemporary studies support the view such a person did not exist while some still assume he existed. (Albeit with insufficient materials to prove his existence.)

Preceded by
Emperor Kōgen
Legendary Emperor of Japan
157 BC-98 BC
Succeeded by
Emperor Sujin