Tachibana no Moroe

Tachibana no Moroe (橘 諸兄, 684-757) was a Japanese Imperial prince and official in the court of Emperor Shōmu[1] and Empress Kōken.[2]

Tachibana no Moroe drawn by Kikuchi Yōsai

He was the father of Tachibana no Naramaro.[3]

  • 738 (Tenpyō 10, 1st month): Moroe was created Udaijin (Minister of the Right) in the Imperial court.[4]
  • 740 (Tenpyō 12): Moroe put down a revolt by Fujiwara no Hirotsugu.
  • 742 (Tenpyō 14): The emperor sent Moroe to Ise to convey his appreciation to the kami.[5]
  • 743 (Tenpyō 15): Moroe was elevated to a rank almost equal to Sadaijin (Minister of the Left).[5]
  • 756 (Tenpyō-shōhō 8, 2nd month): Empress Kōken is informed that Sadaijin Moroe is contemplating revolt, but she refuses to credit the rumor; nevertheless, Moroe resigns.[2]
  • 757 (Tenpyō-hōji 1): Moroe dies at age 74; and his rank is posthumously raised by the empress.[6]

Moroe was a poet whose work is included in the Man'yōshū.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tachibana no Moroe" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 921, p. 921, at Google Books.
  2. ^ a b Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 74., p. 74, at Google Books
  3. ^ Nussbaum, "Tachibana no Naramaro" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 921, p. 921, at Google Books.
  4. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 70., p. 70, at Google Books
  5. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 71., p. 71, at Google Books
  6. ^ Titsingh, pp. 74-75., p. 74, at Google Books

ReferencesEdit

  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon (Nihon Odai Ichiran). Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691