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Tsuki no wa no misasagi (月輪陵) is the name of a mausoleum in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto used by successive generations of the Japanese Imperial Family. The tomb is situated in Sennyū-ji, a Buddhist temple founded in the early Heian period, which was the hereditary temple or bodaiji (菩提寺) of the Imperial Family.[1][2]


Notable intermentsEdit

Kamakura periodEdit

Edo periodEdit

The mausoleum of Emperor Go-Mizunoo at Tsuki no wa no misasagi, Sennyū-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto.

The Imperial Household Agency maintains Tsuki no wa no misasagi as the place of enshrinement and the venue for veneration of several Edo period emperors.

In addition, this is the official misasagi for Prince Masahito, posthumously named Yōkwōin daijō-tennō, who was the eldest son of Emperor Ōgimachi and the father of Emperor Go-Yōzei.[6]

Two other Edo Period emperors are also enshrined at Nochi no tsukinowa no misasagi (後月輪陵) and the last Edo Period emperor is enshrined at Nochi no tsuki no wa no Higashiyama no misasagi (後月輪東山陵) in form of kofun.[5] The final resting places of two Empress Dowagers are also found in this Imperial tomb complex.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ponsonby-Fane 1956, p. 113.
  2. ^ Hall 1988, p. 383.
  3. ^ a b Ponsonby-Fane 1959, p. 422.
  4. ^ "Sennyu-ji Temple, Kyoto".
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Ponsonby-Fane 1959, p. 423.
  6. ^ Ponsonby-Fane 1959, p. 424.
  7. ^ Ponsonby-Fane 1959, pp. 333–334.
  8. ^ Ponsonby-Fane 1959, p. 335.


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