Shotoku’s Seventeen-Article Constitution – Jushichijo Kenpo

Of all the names within early Japanese history, Prince Shotoku (574-622) shines far more brightly than any of the rest. He was the offspring of his father Emperor Yomei and his mother the Empress Anahobe no Hashihito no Himemiko. His parents were children of Emperor Kimmei by different mothers. Unlike any of his predecessors, Shotoku […]