Emperor Saga

Emperor Saga

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Emperor Saga (785-842) was the 52nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Saga's reign spanned the years from 809 through 823. Emperor Saga was the second son of Emperor Kammu, and younger brother of Emperor Heizei by the same mother. He had nine Empresses and consorts; and 47 Imperial sons and daughters. His personal name was Kamino. Saga was an "accomplished calligrapher" able to compose in Chinese who held the first imperial poetry competitions (naien). According to legend, he was the first Japanese emperor to drink tea. Emperor Saga is traditionally venerated at his tomb; the Imperial Household Agency designates Saganoyamanoe no Misasagi Saganoyamanoe Imperial Mausoleum), in Uky -ku, Kyoto, as the location of Saga's mausoleum.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135978381
  • 9786135978384