Express Jingu on Japanese 1 Yen banknote

24 May 2018  Thu

Empress jingo was a Japanese empress who ruled beginning in the year 201. She is considered to be the 15th Japnese Imperial Ruler and was the most favourite Empress of the Empire.

As a consort to Emperor Chuai, she served as Regent from the time of her husband's death in 201 until her son Emperor Ojin acceded to the throne in 269. Even though she was not technically a ruler, according to the traditional order of succession, Jingu was considered to be the 15th Japanese imperial ruler.

Jingu's name before her accession to the throne is said to have been Okinagatarashi-hime. She is regarded by historians as a "legendary" figure because there is insufficient material available for further verification and study.

Japanese 1 yen banknote of 1881 depicts the popular Empress Jingu on its obverse.

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