The Kojiki: Page Index

Title Page

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I. The Text and its Authenticity, Together with Bibliographical Notes

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II. Methods of Translation

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III. The Chronicles of Japan

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IV. Manners and Customs of the Early Japanese

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V. Religious And Political Ideas of the Early Japanese, Beginnings of the Japanese Nation, and Credibility of the National Records

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Section I.—The Beginning of Heaven and Earth

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Section II.—The Seven Divine Generations

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Section III.—The Island of Onogoro

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Section IV.—Courtship of the Deities The Male-Who-Invites and the Female Who-Invites

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Section V.—Birth of the Eight Islands

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Section VI.—Birth of the Various Deities

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Section VII.—Retirement of Her Augustness The Princess-Who-Invites

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Section VIII.—The Slaying of the Fire-Deity

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Section IX.—The Land of Hades

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Section X.—The Purification of the August Person

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Section XI.—Investiture of the Three Deities; The Illustrious August Children

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Section XII.—The Crying and Weeping of His Impetuous-Male-Augustness

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Section XIII.—The August Oath

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Section XIV.—The August Declaration of the Division of the August Male Children and the August Female Children

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Section XV.—The August Ravages of His Impetuous-Male-Augustness

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Section XVI.—The Door of the Heavenly Rock-Dwelling

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Section XVII.—The August Expulsion of His-Impetuous-Male-Augustness

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Section XVIII.—The Eight-Forked Serpent

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Section XIX.—The Palace of Suga

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Section XX.—The August Ancestors of the Deity-Master-Of-The-Great Land

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Section XII.—The White Hare of Inaba

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Section XXII.—Mount Tema

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Section XXIII.—The Nether-Distant-Land

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Section XXIV.—The Wooing of the Deity-of-Eight-Thousand-Spears

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Section XXV.—The Cup Pledge

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Section XXVI.—The Deities the August Descendants of the Deity Master-of-the-Great-Land

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Section XXVII.—The Little-Prince-the-Renowned-Deity

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Section XXVIII.—The August-Luck-Spirit-the-August-Wondrous-Spirit

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Section XXIX.—The August Children of the Great-Harvest-Deity And of the Swift-Mountain-Deity

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Section XXX.—The August Deliberation for Pacifying the Land

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Section XXXI.—The Heavenly-Young-Prince

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Section XXXII.—Abdication of the Deity Master-of-the-Great-Land

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Section XXXIII.—The August Descent from Heaven of His Augustness the August Grandchild

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Section XXXIV.—The August Reign in Himuka of His Augustness Prince Rice-Ear-Ruddy-Plenty

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Section XXXV.—The Duchess of Saru

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Section XXXVI.—The Deity Prince of Saruta at Azaka

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Section XXXVII.—The Curse of the Deity Great-Mountain-Possessor

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Section XXXVIII.—The August Child-Bearing of Princess-Blossoming Brilliantly-Like-the-Flowers-of-the-Trees

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Section XXXIX.—The August Exchange of Luck

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Section XL.—The Palace of the Ocean-Possessor

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Section XLI.—Submission of His Augustness Fire-Shine

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Section XLII.—The Parturition-House of Cormorants' Feathers

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Section XLIII.—The August Children of His Augustness Cormorant-Thatch-Meeting-Incompletely

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Section XLIV.—Reign of the Emperor Jim-mu (Part I.—His Progress Eastward, and Death of His Elder Brother)

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Section XLV.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part II.—The Cross-Sword Sent Down From Heaven).

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Section XLVI.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part III.—The Gigantic Crow and Gods With Tails)

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Section XLVII.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part IV.—The Ukashi Brethren)

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Section XLVIII.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part V.—The Earth-Spider of the Cave of Osaka)

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Section XLIX.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part. VI.—The Prince of Tomi and the Shiki Brethren)

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Section L.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part VII.—The Empire Pacified)

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Section LI.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part. VIII.—He Weds I-suke-yori-hime)

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Section LII.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part. IX—Troubles Which Followed His Decease).

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Section LIII.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part X.—Genealogies)

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Section LIV.—Emperor Jim-mu (Part XI.—His Age and Place Of Burial)

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Section LV.—Emperor Sui-zei

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Section LVI.—Emperor An-nei

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Section LVII.—Emperor I-toku

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Section LVIII.—Emperor Ko-sho

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Section LIX.—Emperor Koan

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Section LX.—Emperor Kō-rei

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Section XLI.—Emperor Kō-gen

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Section LXII.—Emperor Kai-kuwa

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Section LXIII.—Emperor Sū-jin (Part I.—Genealogies)

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Section LXIV.—Emperor Sū-jin (Part II.—A Pestilence Is Staid By Oho-tata-ne-ko)

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Section LXV.—Emperor Sū-jin (PART III: Story of Oho-tata-ne-ko's Birth)

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Section LXVI.—Emperor Sū-jin (Part IV.—War With King Take-hani-yasu)

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Section LXVII.—Emperor Sū-jin (Part V.—Peace Restored and Tribute Levied)

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Section LXVIII.—Emperor Sū-jin (Part VI.—His Age and Place of Burial).

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Section LXIX.—Emperor Sui-nin (Part I.—Genealogies)

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Section LXX. Emperor Sui-nin (Part II. Conspiracy of King Saho-biko and the Empress Saho-bime)

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Section LXXI.—Emperor Sui-nin (Part III.—Birth of Prince Homu-chi-wake and Death of the Conspirators)

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Section LXXII.—Emperor Sui-nin (Part IV.—The Dumb Prince Homu-chi-wake)

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Section LXXIII. Emperor Sui-nin (Part. V.—His Later Wives.)

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Section LXXIV.—Emperor Sui-nin (Part VI.—Taji-Mori Brings Back the Orange From the Eternal Land.)

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Section LXXV.—Emperor Sui-nin (Part VII.—His Death and that of the Empress Hibasu.)

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Section LXXVI.—Empress Kei-ko (Part I,—Genealogies)

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Section LXXVII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part II.—The Maidens Ye-Hime and Oto-Hime).

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Section LXXVIII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part III. Various Deeds.)

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Section LXXIX.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part IV.—Yamato-take Slays His Elder Brother)

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Section LXXX. Emperor Kei-kō (Part V.—Yamato-Take Slays the Kumaso Bravoes)

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Section LXXXI.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part VI.—Yamato-take Slays the Idzumo Bravo)

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Section LXXXII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part VII.—Yamato-take is Sent to Subdue the East, and Visits His Aunt at Ise)

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Section LXXXIII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part VIII.—Yamato-take Slays the Rulers of Sagamu.)

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Section LXXXIV.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part IX.—Yamato-take's Empress Stills the Waves

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Section LXXXV.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part X.—Yamato-Take Slays the Deity of the Ashigara Pass.)

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Section LXXXVI.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part XI.—Yamato-take Dwells in the Palace of Sakawori.)

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Section LXXXVII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part XII.—Yamato-take Wooes Princess Miyazu)

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Section LXXXVIII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part XIII.—Yamato-take Meets the Deity of Mount Ibuki)

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Section LXXXIX. Emperor Kei-kō (Part XIV.—The Death of Yamato-take).

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Section XC.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part XV.—Yamato-take Turns into a White Bird)

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Section XCI.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part XVI.—Yamato-Take's Butler)

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Section XCII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part XVII.—Yamato-take's Descendants)

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Section XCIII.—Emperor Kei-kō (Part XVIII. His Age and Place of Burial)

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Section XCIV.—Emperor Sei-mu

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Section XCV.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part I.—Genealogies)

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Section XCVI. Emperor Chiū-ai (Part II.—The Possession of Korea Divinely Promised)

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Section XCVII.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part III. Preparations for the Conquest of Korea)

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Section XCVIII.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part IV.—The Empress Jin-gō Conquers Korea)

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Section XCIX.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part V.—The Empress Jin-gō Fishes in Tsukushi)

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Section C.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part VI.—The Empress Jin-gō Subdues Yamato)

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Section CI.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part VIII.—The Heir Apparent Exchanges Names with the Great Deity Izasa-Wake)

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Section CII.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part VIII.—The Empress Jin-gō Presents Liquor to the Heir Apparent)

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Section CIII.—Emperor Chiū-ai (Part IX.—His Death and that of the Empress Jin-gō)

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Section CIV.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part 1.—Genealogies)

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Section CV.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part II.—He Divides the Inheritance Between His Three Sons)

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Section CVI.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part III.—He Wooes Princess Miya-nushi-ya-kaha-ye)

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Section CVII.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part IV.—He Grants Princess Kaminaga to His Son Oho-Sazaki)

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Section CVIII.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part V.—Songs of the Territorial Owners of Yeshinu)

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Section CIX.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part VI.—Various Deeds)

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Section CX.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part VIII.—Tribute From Korea)

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Section CXI.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part VIII.—The Emperor Intoxicated)

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Section CXII.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part IX.—Troubles Which Followed His Decease)

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Section CXIII.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part X.—Princes Oho-sazaki And Uji-no-waki-iratsuko Cede the Empire to Each Other)

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Section CXIV.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part XI.—Ama-no-hi-boko Crosses Over to Japan)

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Section CXV.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part XII.—Descendants of Ama-no-hi-boko, and Treasures Brought by Him.)

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Section CXVI.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part XIII.—The Youth-of-the-Glow-on-the-Autumn-Mountains and the Youth-of-the-Haze-on-the-Spring-Mountains)

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Section CXVII.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part XVI.—Genealogies)

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Section CXVIII.—Emperor Ō-jin (Part XV.—His Age and Place of Burial)

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Section CXIX.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part I.—Genealogies)

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Section CXX: Emperor Nin-toku (Part II.—Various Deeds)

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Section CXXI.—Emperor Nin-toku [Part III.—He Remits the Taxes)

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Section CXXII.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part IV.—He Loves Princess Kuro)

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Section CXXIII. Emperor Nin-toku Part V.—The Empress Retires to Yamashiro)

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Section CXXIV.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part VI.—He Follows the Empress into Yamashiro)

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Section CXXV.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part VIII.—He Loves Yata-no-waki-iratsume)

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Section CXXVI.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part VIII.—Death of King Hayabusa-Wake and Queen Medori)

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Section CXXVII.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part VIII.—Queen Medori's Armlet)

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Section CXXVIII.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part IX.—A Wild-Goose Lays an Egg)

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Section CXXIX:—Emperor Nin-toku (Part X.—A Vessel Is Made Into A Lute)

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Section CXXX.—Emperor Nin-toku (Part XI.—His Age and Place of Burial)

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Section CXXXI.—Emperor Ri-chiu (Part I.—Genealogies)

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Section CXXXII.—Emperor Ri-chiu (Part II.—He is Taken to Iso-no-kami)

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Section CXXXIII.—Emperor Ri-chiu (Part III.—His Rebellious Brother and the Latter's Retainer Sobakari Are Slain)

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Section CXXXIV.—Emperor Ri-chiu (Part IV.—Various Deeds)

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Section CXXXV.—Emperor Ri-chiu (Part V.—His Age and Place of Burial)

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Section CXXXVII.—Emperor In-giyō (Part I—Genealogies)

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Section CXXXVIII.—Emperor In-giyō (Part II.—His Sickness is Cured by a Korean Physician)

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Section CXXXIX.—Emperor In-giyō (Part III. He Rectifies the People's Names)

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Section CXI. Emperor In-giyō (Part IV.—His Age and Place of Burial)

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Section CXLI.—Emperor In-giyō (Part V.—Prince Karu Loves His Sister Princess So-tohoshi)

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Section CXLII.—Emperor In-giyō (Part VI.—War Between Prince Karu and Prince Anaho)

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Section CXLIII.—Emperor In-giyō (Part VII.—Death of Prince Karu and Princess So-tohoshi)

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Section CXLIV.—Emperor An-kō (Part I.—He Slays King Oho-kusaka)

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Section CXLV.—Emperor An-kō (Part II.—He is Slain by King Ma-yowa)

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Section CXLVI.—Emperor An-kō (Part III.—Prince Oho Hatsuse Slays Princes Kuro-biko and Shiro-biro)

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Section CXLVII.—Emperor An-kō (Part IV.—Death of Prince Ma-yowa and of the Grandee Tsubura)

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Section CXLVIII.—Emperor An-kō (Part V:—Prince Oho-Hatsuse Slays Prince Oshiha)

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Section CXLIX.—Emperor An-kō (Part VI.—Flight of Princes Ohoke and Woke)

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Section CLI.—Emperor Yu-riyaku (Part II.—Various Deeds)

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Section CLII.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part III.—The Roof of the House of the Great Departmental Lord of Shiki)

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Section CLIII.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part IV.—He Wooes Princess Waka-kusaka-be)

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Section CLIV.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part V.—Story of the Woman Akawi-ko)

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Section CLV.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part VI.—He Makes a Progress to Yeshinu)

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Section CLVI.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part VII.—The Horse-fly and the Dragon-fly)

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Section CLVII.—Emperor Yu-riyaku (Part VII.—Adventure with a Wild Boar)

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Section CLVIII.—Emperor Yū-Riyaku (Part IX.—Revelation of the Great Deity of Kadzuraki, Lord of One Word)

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Section CLIX.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part X.—The Mound of the Metal Spade)

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Section CLX.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part XI.—The Leaf in the Cup)

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Section CLXI.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part XII.—Songs by the Emperor and Princess Wodo)

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Section CLXII.—Emperor Yū-riyaku (Part XIII.—His Age and Place of Burial)

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Section CLXIII.—Emperor Sei-nei (Part I.—Search for a Successor to Him)

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Section CLXIV.—Emperor Sei-nei (Part II.—Princes Ohoke and Woke are Discovered)

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Section CLXV.—Emperor Sei-nei (Part III.—The Grandee Shibi)

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Section CLXVI.—Emperor Sei-nei (Part IV.—Prince Ohoke Cedes the Empire to Prince Woke)

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Section CLXVII.—Emperor Ken-zō (Part I.—The Old Woman Oki-Me)

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Section CLXVIII.—Emperor Ken-zō (Part II.—He Slays The Boar-Herd)

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Section CLXIX.—Emperor Ken-zō (Part III.—The Emperor Yū-riyaku's Mausoleum is Disfigured)

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Section CLXX.—Emperor Ken-zō (Part IV.—His Age and Place of Burial)

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Section CLXXII—Emperor Mu-retsu

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Section CLXXIII.—Emperor Kei-tai

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Section CLXXV.—Emperor Sen-kuwa

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Section CLXXVI.—Emperor Kim-mei

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Section CLXXVII.—Emperor Bi-datsu

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Section CLXXVIII.—Emperor Yōmei

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Appendix I: Japanese Text of the Songs of the Kojiki, Transliterated into Roman

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Appendix II. Chronology of Sovereigns Mentioned in the Kojiki and Nihongi

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