Emperor Go-Sai

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  • Born: 1637/11/16
  • Died: 1685
  • Reign: 1654-1663
  • Japanese: 後西天皇 (Go Sai tennou)

Emperor Go-Sai was an emperor of the early Edo period.

Go-Sai was a son of Emperor Go-Mizunoo by his consort Kushige Takako, also known as Hôshunmon-in, and took the throne in 1654 following the death of his half-brother Emperor Go-Kômyô. Go-Sai's official accession ceremony was held on 1655/11/28.

He abdicated in 1663 in favor of one of his half-brothers, who then took the throne as Emperor Reigen.

Preceded by
Emperor Go-Kômyô
Emperor of Japan
Succeeded by
Emperor Reigen


  • Evelyn Rawski, Early Modern China and Northeast Asia: Cross-Border Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (2015), 157.