2011年11月19日

The serene aspect of 'kubizuka', the tombstone where the head of 'Soga-no-Iruka' may be buried,is found in the immediate vicinity of his old mansion site.

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The Soga family, maternal relative of the Imperial Family of the day, exceeded then Emperor in political power in the 7th century. The Emperor Tenji stood together with 'Nakatomi-no-Kamatari', the founder of the Fujiwara family, against 'Soga-no-Emishi' and his son 'Iruka'. On the very day of the ceremony to receive the formal greetings from the government envoys of three countries in the Korean Peninsula in those days, All the Soga family members were slain by the Emperor side. Since then, the Imperial Family had retrieved former position and carried out the restoration of political system. This is 'Taika-no-kaisin',the reform in the Taika period,which is well known by almost all of Japanese people. The tombstone in the picture, known as the place where the head of 'Soga-no-Iruka' is sleeping, stands against the backdrop of 'Amakasi-no-oka' hill, at the foot of which the mansion of 'Soga-no-Emishi' and 'Iruka' once stood.

Licensed tour guide/travel assistant,
Masahisa Takaki

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