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カテゴリー1: 8. Schools, Groups, and Personalities
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Kuni no Miya Kuniyoshi Ō (Prince)
Text (1873-1929)
Member of the Imperial family. Served as President of the Institute for the Japanese Classics (Kōten kōkyūsho, later the Faculty of Letters at Kokugakuin University) and for a time as Supreme Priest (saishu) of the Grand Shrines of Ise (Ise Jingū). Born July 23, 1873, as the eldest son of Imperial Prince Kuni no Miya Tomoyoshi. Prince Kuniyoshi graduated from Gakushūin, the Seijo Academy, and the Japanese military academy, after which he served in the Russo-Japanese War; he was later promoted to the rank of Army General.
In November 1915 he took on the dual position of curator of ancient texts and interim Supreme Priest of the Grand Shrines of Ise. In October 1923 he was appointed as the fourth president of the Institute for the Japanese Classics. His eldest daughter, Princess Nagako Nyoō (or Joō), married the Showa Emperor Hirohito and became reigning Empress.

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