Prince Morikuni

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Prince Morikuni (守邦親王) (1301–1333; r. June 19, 1308–September 25, 1333) was the ninth shogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan.[1]

He was a son of the eighth Shogun Prince Hisaaki and was a grandson of the Emperor Go-Fukakusa. He was also a puppet ruler controlled by Hōjō Takatoki, who was the shogunate's shikken or chief minister.[2] His mother was daughter of Prince Koreyasu who died in 1306.

After the collapse of the Kamakura bakufu, he became a Buddhist priest. He died shortly afterwards.

The Kamakura shogunate was succeeded by the Kemmu Restoration.

Eras of Morikuni's bakufu[edit]

The years in which Morikuni was shogun are more specifically identified by more than one era name or nengō.[3]

Pre-Nanboku-chō court
Nanboku-chō southern court
  • Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript)
Nanboku-chō northern Court
  • Eras as reckoned by pretender Court (as determined by Meiji rescript)


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Morikuni Shinnō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 660, p. 660, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 281., p. 281, at Google Books
  3. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 278-300., p. 278, at Google Books


Preceded by
Prince Hisaaki
Prince Morikuni

Kenmu Restoration