His father was Prince Sukehito of the Imperial House Kan'in no miya ( 閑 院 宮 典 仁 親王 , Kan'in no miya Sukehito Shinnō ), who was descended from the Emperor Higashiyama . He wanted to give his father the title Daijō-tennō ( 太 政 天皇 ), synonymous with ex-emperor. The shogun did not like his idea, and a dispute broke out between the court and the shogunate.
In 1817 he abdicated in favor of his 17-year-old son Ninko. It was the last renunciation of the throne by a Japanese emperor up to that of Akihito, the 125th Tennō.
|title||Emperor Kokaku ( 光 格 天皇 ; Kōkaku tennō)|
|Proper name||Morohito ( 師 仁 )|
|father||Prince Sukehito, Kan'in no miya ( 閑 院 宮 典 仁 親王 )|
|mother||Ōe Iwashiro ( 大江 磐 代 )|
|Women||Princess Yoshiko ( 欣 子 内 親王 )
Kanshūji Tadako ( 勧 修 寺 婧 子 )
|children||12 sons and 7 daughters|
|dig||Nochi no Tsukinowa no misasagi ( 後 月 輪 陵 )|
Emperor of Japan
1780 - 1817
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||光 格 天皇|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||119. Tennō of Japan|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 23, 1771|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 11, 1840|